Campus Messages

Below are messages distributed to our campus community from Mizzou leaders.

Welcome to a new semester!

I’m pleased to welcome back all students, faculty and staff to the University of Missouri.

Here’s to a great semester!

Welcome to another incredible year at the University of Missouri! We’re thrilled to be back on campus with our exceptional students, faculty and staff. 

Loss of a Tiger

Dear campus community, Today we are writing to you as we mourn the loss of one of our own. MU student Samuel Clemons was found deceased last week, several miles north of the campus in Columbia while MUPD was conducting a missing person search. The incident is currently under investigation by the Columbia Police Department,…

Update on social media message investigation

Dear campus community, In December, we learned of a racist Snapchat message that was sent by a student to her friend. We condemned it immediately. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) immediately initiated a thorough review that examined the origin and context of the message. OIE also referred the inquiry to the Office of Student…

Towards a stronger Mizzou

At the beginning of this semester, I encouraged Tigers to embrace the many backgrounds and perspectives found on our vibrant campus. As an institution, we must foster mutual respect and create an environment for the exchange of ideas central to an academic community.

Embracing our vibrant community

Dear students and our broader campus community, As we embark on the fall semester, you can feel excitement in the air as potential and hope drive the flurry of renewed activity on our beautiful campus. It’s during this busy time that I want us all to pause for a moment and consider who we are…

Ushering in a new Mizzou

Dear faculty and staff members, As we prepare to begin the academic year, we want to thank each of you for your remarkable contributions to our mission, our students and our community. We recognize that your dedication and important work as individuals make a huge collective difference. In many ways, this fall we usher in…

Engineering Audit Completed

Dear Campus Community, Today, the university is announcing the results of an audit of the College of Engineering regarding financial mismanagement. In January, the university received a report from an individual concerned about a possible violation of university financial policies. Upon further investigation, we found direct evidence that more than $30,000 had been stolen from…

U.S. export regulation reminder

Faculty colleagues: We are committed to balancing our academic freedom, research initiatives, and global outreach, while complying with U.S. export regulations across all University of Missouri institutions. Recent additional export regulations due to the situation in Ukraine prompted this reminder to all of us about how seriously we need to take these new requirements. Shortly…

COVID update: Self-reporting suspended

Dear Mizzou Community, On behalf of Incident Command, we want to thank you for your work, dedication and support over the past two years as we have managed through the pandemic as a community. We have reached a new stage as vaccination and testing availability, treatments, and changes in guidance from the Centers from Disease…