By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Northwest Missouri State University plans to return to classes
this fall in Maryville.

“We know you’re anxious to return to campus and the places you
enjoy gathering,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said in a video message for students. “Bearcats,
our intent is to be open on campus, in-person, for fall 2020. There are, of
course, caveats to that, and it will not look the way it did even three months
ago. We don’t yet know all of the realities we may need to confront, but our
teams are working diligently to protect student success and our people as we
navigate this new normal.”

Northwest Missouri also announced it plans to celebrate spring
graduation on Saturday, August 8th, in Bearcat Arena.

Northwest will continue to offer summer courses online only to
mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Northwest switched to all online
courses for the spring semester, due to the impact of COVID-19. The Maryville
campus is closed to the public and is operating under a restricted mode.

Click here for more information on Northwest Missouri State’s
response to COVID-19.