MSU to begin Monday classes as scheduled, urges caution due to potential winter weather

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University (all campuses) will be open for classes on Monday, Jan. 11, as scheduled but is asking students, faculty and staff to monitor the media for changing weather information and asks that each person exercise caution and good judgment in making travel and personal safety decisions. Also monitor university social media and and websites for updates.

University officials said that COVID restrictions have already compressed the Spring 2021 semester and that each scheduled day of instruction is important to keep students on their academic paths. The university will monitor weather conditions overnight and any unanticipated status change announcements will be made early Monday morning.

Due to the weather, free COVID testing for returning students has been moved to the Colvard Student Union Dawg House. Normal COVID protocols should be observed.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer, at 601-507-8004 or

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