Archived updates from MSOE regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
MSOE Response to Coronavirus
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at MSOE.
In an effort to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy, and to “flatten the curve,” MSOE's classes have moved to an online format through the end of the Spring quarter.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a statewide order closing business through April 24. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also issued a similar “stay at home” order for the city. This means our campus will remain closed. Classes will remain online for the Spring quarter. MSOE faculty and staff are working remotely. The only exceptions to this order are a handful of individuals deemed critical to ensure the continuity of operations and requiring on-site access.
For students who were living in one of the residence halls and need retrieve their personal belongings, our residence life staff is developing a schedule that is compliant with current health and safety guidelines as well as any existing ‘Safer at Home’ orders.
All MSOE students should refrain from coming to campus. Student access to all campus buildings has been deactivated. (Exception: residents can still access the Grohmann Tower.) Students who need access to MSOE's internet resources in support of their online learning can access the 4th floor of the Grohmann Tower by notifying Student Life of their needs. Contact Student Life via email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional support.
- The Grohmann Museum and Kern Center are closed through April 26. They expect to resume normal hours and activities Monday, April 27, but that is subject to change.
- The Wellness Center staff is available to meet your needs via phone or email. If you need support or answers to any questions please contact email@example.com or call (414) 277-7225. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, coughing, fever) please consult with your local health provider. If this is not an option for you, please call the Milwaukee Health Department Hotline at 211.
- The Walter Schroeder Library building is closed, but online resources continue to be available at all times. The library staff is available via email for support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit msoe.edu/library for more information. Currently checked out materials have been renewed with a new due date of May 1, 2020.
- If you need assistance from the MSOE Bookstore please email email@example.com.
- We will be making a decision on whether to move forward with our May 23 commencement in the next several days.
- Campus tours and all admissions-related events for prospective students have been suspended through April 26. Please contact your admissions counselor with questions.
How You Can Support Students
Our daily lives have been thrown into chaos as the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded. In some instances, students have lost a part-time job that supported their education. We are also learning of student needs that include funds for travel to return home to their loved ones, having enough money to buy food, housing insecurity, transportation and medical issues. Additionally, some students are facing the unexpected challenge of paying their tuition which impacts their ability to complete the academic year. To respond to the needs of our students, MSOE has established the Student Persistence Fund. If you’re able, we hope you will consider making a gift to support our students in these unprecedented times. MSOE parents and students can learn more about the Student Persistence Fund, including how to apply, by contacting Kip Kussman in Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.