Welcome back, Tigers, and welcome to all the new students joining us for the first time this semester. I’m excited to have you back on campus.
As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful. Grateful to be here with you and to see the resilience in our Tiger community. The strength I see in persevering through a year filled with unknowns gives me great hope as we start the new year and a new semester.
As an alum and current Tiger, I couldn’t be more proud to say our community is Tigers Supporting Tigers. This is why, as we start the semester, I want to offer some resources to help us all focus on our personal well-being.
Please take a moment to read through and know that I will be in touch throughout the semester to provide support and resources for you.
Your Well-Being Matters
One of the ways we can take care of our well-being is to be familiar with the resources available:
- Student Health & Well-Being is providing select remote services to help you maintain social and academic well-being, including free mindfulness sessions, yoga and more. You’ll find several wellness resources on the Student Health & Well-Being website.
- When self-care and educational tools aren’t enough, please know that we are available to help you. Let the MU Counseling Center connect you to resources such as group-based interventions.
- The university police department is available to offer support and assistance to you as needed.
- Please be sure to visit Show Me Renewal, where you can find guidelines, expectations and resources as we support one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please take care of yourselves this semester. Practice social distancing, wear your face coverings and wash your hands. Monitor your symptoms using the #CampusClear app. And if you ever want to talk, don’t hesitate to contact me.