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OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests and Student Insurance Reimbursement

As of January 15, 2022, Anthem student insurance members can get reimbursed by their health plan without cost share for the costs of over-the-counter diagnostic COVID-19 tests until the end

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Written and Oral Defenses and Graduate Committee Meetings – General Guidance

Appropriate adjustments may be necessary for students or faculty who are at risk for developing severe illnesses (or caring for those at such risk) and those with poor internet service.

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Extensions

The Graduate School’s existing extension process should be used to request an extension for any student who needs to extend their time to degree due to disruptions in their lives

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Food and Other Support Resources

We recognize that there are members of our community who are food insecure. The following resources are available to assist. The MU Tiger Pantry is open Loaves & Fishes Soup

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II Grants

Emergency financial aid grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II are now available to assist graduate students with exceptional need for educational costs and other emergency costs

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Electronic Signatures for Graduate School Forms

The Graduate School accepts  electronic signatures on all forms.  The preferred way is to sign with an e-signature that has been configured using Adobe.  This Creating and Using a Digital

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Information for Virtual Written and Oral Defenses and Graduate Committee Meetings

• Remote written examinations and Zoom defenses and committee meetings should be prioritized (see Zoom Defense Tips) • For some disciplines (particularly in the Arts), it is essential for the

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Department and Program Admissions Considerations

The pandemic has slowed some students’ progress for their degrees, especially related to their research, scholarship, and other creative works. As you prepare for admissions and offers of financial support,

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Zoom Defense Tips

Tips to facilitate a Zoom defense: Getting prepared: Review the Zoom tutorials.  There are a number of articles that can be useful in preparing for your exam. Make sure you

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S/U (or Pass/Fail/No Pass) Grading for Admissions

Many institutions across the country instituted S/U grading policies during the Spring 2020 semester. We will not penalize students for the adoption of S/U and other grading options during this

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Additional Mental Health Support

Significant campus and academic decisions are being made in response to the Coronavirus. In response, grad students are experiencing enormous pressure from global uncertainty, isolation, semester deadlines, and family/health concerns.

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City of Columbia Updates

If you are wondering how the City of Columbia is responding to COVID-19, click here for information.

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CARES Act Emergency Financial Assistance (from Spring/Summer 2020)

The Federal CARES Act has allocated emergency financial aid grants to students who are unable to pay for expenses they have incurred as a result of the disruption to campus

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