MSU will be in session on campus for Spring Semester of 2021, beginning January 11, 2021. View information related to COVID-19 and campus operations.
During this time of quarantining and isolation, members of Mayville State University’s Science Club are spreading cheer with nursing home and assisted living residents. The group potted 150 succulents, 80 of which are now bringing some sunshine to the lives of shut-ins. The plants were recently delivered for distribution at the Luther Memorial Home and Sun Center Apartments in Mayville, N.D.
The work of North Dakota’s 67th Legislative Assembly has begun. Mayville State Vice President for Business Affairs Steve Bensen and I will be in Bismarck early next week for Senate Appropriations Committee hearings. We’ll be making Mayville State’s presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
As a measure of caution associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Traill County-MSU luncheon that had been scheduled for Feb. 9, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona has been cancelled. The 2022 event will be held at the Apache Wells Country Club in Mesa on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
As we turn the calendar page to a new year, we are energized and excited for the spring semester. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The first full day of classes will be Tuesday, Jan. 12. We will be in full campus operations mode, offering classes and services face-to-face on campus.
With North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s recent announcement of his plan to sign an amended executive order that will drop the COVID-19 risk level in the state from high to moderate and following the lead of the North Dakota High School Activities Association guidelines, Mayville State is raising spectator capacity for indoor athletic events. The university will now be allowing up to 550 people to attend games at the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse. Fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The requirement to clear the gymnasium immediately following the women’s basketball game on nights of double-headers will now be waived. Once admitted, fans may remain for all games.
The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges and taken much of our time and energy during most of 2020, and I am extremely happy that we have been able to meet our goal of offering face-to-face on-campus course delivery and services throughout the fall semester. I am equally happy about the fact that we have been able to make some major academic accomplishments during this time as well.