Focusing on you

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.

Black and gold Mizzou graphic that says the StackWelcome 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.