COVID-19 Residence Hall Communication

Missouri S&T is continually monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) information. University updates will be added at coronavirus.mst.edu. Our top priority is to keep you safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our S&T family. Concerned about a fellow student? Visit the S&T UCARE page to learn more about the UCARE system.

If we have any specific residential life updates we will update this site and/or send emails to all residents. If you have questions, please e-mail us at reslife@mst.edu.  We will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner. 

Residence Hall COVID Policies

Missouri S&T encourages all students to be fully vaccinated prior to returning to campus. Vaccination against COVID-19 is the most effective way to protect yourself and others from the virus. While vaccinations are not required, every student moving into the residence halls must meet one of the four criteria below prior to being allowed to check in.

  1. You are fully vaccinated at the time of check-in
    Students are considered fully vaccinated if at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Students may voluntarily disclose their vaccination status prior to check-in by submitting a photo of their vaccination card to the S&T Student Health Portal by Monday, Aug. 9, or by providing printed documentation during move-in screening.

    Students who provide their vaccination information will have an opportunity to register for prizes through the student vaccination incentive program.

  2. You have been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of check-in
    If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 within 90 days of check-in, you must present proof at check-in. The university will accept either a dated copy of the positive test result OR a dated copy of the isolation release letter from your local public health department. Documentation must include:
    • Student’s name
    • Date the test was taken, which must not be more than 90 days prior to arrival (May 2021 or more recently), OR the date the student was released from isolation, which must not be more than 90 days prior to check-in.

  3. You have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival
    You are encouraged to get tested prior to your arrival. Bring documentation of your test results with you at check-in. Documentation must meet specific criteria, including:
    • A paper copy of the test result (home test kits are not accepted).
    • Student’s name.
    • Date the test was taken (NOT the date results are received).
    • Verification that the test was administered not more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

  4. You will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to check-in
    Anyone not meeting the criteria above will be tested by the university as part of the move-in process at no cost to the student. Upon arrival, you will be directed to an area for testing. This may delay your move-in process. Our staff will expedite the testing but please anticipate delays and expect 30-60 minutes for testing.

Additional information about the move-in process is available from the residential life department at the Miner Move-In website. Further information about Missouri S&T’s response to COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.mst.edu. Specific questions regarding the required documentation should be directed to covid@mst.edu.

COVID Testing is available at the following locations locally:

 

  • Rolla Immediate Care Clinic

603 S. Bishop Ave

573-426-4411

Hours: M-F 8am-8pm Sat-Sun 8am-6pm

Arrive 1 hour before closing for rapid testing

 

  • Rolla Family Clinic

1060C S. Bishop Ave

573-426-5900

Hours: M-F 9am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-5pm

Call from the parking lot to be put into the queue and receive further instructions. First come, first served.

 

  • Sinks Select

1024 S. Bishop Ave

573-466-4468

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Call from the parking lot. Pharmacist will come to the car to administer the test.

With the exception of overnight guests, our guest policy has now reverted back to the policy outlined in the Residence Hall Guide. Overnight guests are not permitted at this time.

 

Guest Policy Overview

  • All guests must wear face-coverings while visiting student rooms, apartments, and residence hall common spaces.
  • All guests must be accompanied by their resident host at all times
  • Visitation hours are 8:00 am-12:00 am (with approval of roommates)
  • Each resident's right to privacy takes precedence over a roommate’s privilege of having guests
  • Residential Life reserves the right to ask guests to leave
  • Overnight guests are NOT permitted at this time

Updated 9/23/2021

Please seek care from a medical provider if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, muscle aches and fatigue, etc.

Students diagnosed with COVID-19 will be encouraged to return home for their isolation period.  Students who are close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 14 days. A limited amount of isolation and quarantine space exists on campus for students who cannot return home. Should space become filled, students may be required to isolate or quarantine off campus at their own expense in local hotels.

Due to the temporary indoor facial covering requirement for campus expiring effective Friday, October 15th, the residence hall face covering requirement will shift to align with the university's recommendation. While individuals will no longer be required to wear face coverings in the residence halls, we strongly encourage face coverings when social distancing is not possible.

Please continue to monitor COVID-19 information including vaccine clinic details, confirmed cases, and university updates by visiting https://coronavirus.mst.edu/.

Updated 10/14/2021

  • Though not required, students are highly encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving to campus.
  • Once vaccinated, please upload your vaccination information to your Student Health portal at https://studenthealth.mst.edu or email to mstshs@mst.edu
  • Kitchens in TJ and RC will be unlocked and available for use for one person at a time. Students should be prepared to disinfect the surfaces they use both before and after use. Please note that failure to follow this restriction will result in the kitchen being unavailable for use.
  • TJ Dining will be open to all meal plan users. All students living on campus will be able to use their student ID card to gain access to the TJ dining hall during their open hours. Those who do not live in TJ should not enter other areas of the building outside of the dining hall. Violators may find their access to TJ being restricted.
  • The Miner Village fitness room will be open through reservation at the Miner Village Desk. Students may sign up for a time to work out alone or with their roommates. Students must report to the Miner Village Desk to receive a key and must show your campus pass from the campus screen app and have your temperature taken before use. Students must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Volleyball nets will be returned as soon as possible to TJ, RC, and Miner Village. Students may play volleyball but we encourage you to play with a small group that is able to maintain social distancing. Basketball is still off limits due to the nature of physical contact while playing basketball.
  • The TJ South Lounge, UC Fishbowl, UC Multipurpose Room, RC Basement, and Miner Village Clubhouse will be open for study. You must be masked and comply with 6 ft. of social distancing. Failure to maintain social distancing in these spaces may prohibit them remaining open.
  • Items which can be easily sanitized will be available for check-out at the front desk. A list of items will be available later next week for you to review.
  •  Room changes will be allowed on campus if necessary. While still discouraged, we will allow these on a case by case basis when needed.