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Update November 3, 2020 - President Nora Miller has released a video message to the university.

November is here, Daylight Saving Time has ended, and Chris Jenkins is on the Ginkgo watch to see when that beautiful tree will be in all its glory!

I ask everyone to review the Safe Owls Pledge you signed at the beginning of the semester.  Remember that masks are required unless you are alone in your personal workspace or living space, or you are walking alone, working out, or having something to eat or drink.  Wearing a mask shows you are taking care of yourself, and showing your care and consideration for others’ health.

I am thankful for everyone’s cooperation with our health and safety protocols, and proud that we have made it to the final weeks of the fall semester.  Let’s stay vigilant and finish strong so that our students can finish strong and go home to celebrate the holidays with their families.  It will be a little lonely here without them after Thanksgiving, but we have lots of work to do before they return in January.  We will continue with our regular office hours and scheduled holiday calendar. The health and safety of this campus and our community will drive any changes that would be made to this calendar.

The W continues to be a strong and caring community, despite the stresses of the national election, the pandemic, and concerns about social justice.

At a time when there is so much division in our world, our W Community is coming together to participate in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s Unity project.  I’d like to encourage all of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to take part in this project.  If for some reason you are not able to actively take part in this yourself, members of the Council are available to string YOUR identifiers – just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will be in touch to help you with that.

Today is Election Day – please do your part and go vote!

We Are The W!

 

Nora Miller
President, Mississippi University for Women

Student COVID-19 FAQs

  • How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot? +

    Free vaccinations and booster shots are available to all members of the campus community. If you are interested in receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine or booster on campus, please call the Campus Health Center at 662-329-7289.
  • Are COVID-19 vaccines required by the university? +

    No, vaccination is not required for students, faculty and staff. However, the university strongly encourages individuals to get vaccinated.
  • Can I ask about an individual’s vaccination status? +

    No, an individual’s vaccination status is protected personal information and faculty and staff should not ask individuals about their vaccination status.
  • What should I do if someone asks me about my vaccination status? +

    Generally, you should not be asked about your vaccination status. Exceptions may include times when you are seeking medical treatment, during contact tracing, or in the execution of testing protocols. Otherwise, if you are asked, you can politely respond that you are not comfortable providing personal medical information.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns about Covid-19 classroom protocols? +

    Individuals should contact the Student Success Center (Reneau Hall 1st floor, 662-329-7138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) about available resources.
  • Will instructors penalize students for missing class due to Covid-19 isolation or quarantine? +

    The university will be returning to pre-pandemic class attendance expectations. Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratory periods, and other meetings that constitute a regular part of their University program, and the student must consult the instructor concerning required makeup work and will be held responsible for all work missed. For more information about this topic, please review the Class Attendance Policy in the Student Bulletin found at http://bulletin.muw.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=2224#missed-class-policy.
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Faculty/Staff COVID-19 FAQs

  • How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot? +

    Free vaccinations and booster shots are available to all members of the campus community. If you are interested in receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine or booster on campus, please call the Campus Health Center at 662-329-7289.
  • Are COVID-19 vaccines required by the university? +

    No, vaccination is not required for students, faculty and staff. However, the university strongly encourages individuals to get vaccinated.
  • Can I ask about an individual’s vaccination status? +

    No, an individual’s vaccination status is protected personal information and faculty and staff should not ask individuals about their vaccination status.
  • What should I do if someone asks me about my vaccination status? +

    Generally, you should not be asked about your vaccination status. Exceptions may include times when you are seeking medical treatment, during contact tracing, or in the execution of testing protocols. Otherwise, if you are asked, you can politely respond that you are not comfortable providing personal medical information.
  • What leave is available for quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19? Can I telecommute while quarantined? +

    An employee will need to use personal leave, medical leave or leave without pay according to State law. Telecommuting may be an option and will be evaluated by the supervisor on an individual basis.
  • Will the University supply PPE, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer for offices/departments and how do I request supplies? +

    Yes, you may contact Resources Management at 329-7126 for information regarding supplies and refills.
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