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

Contact: Sid Salter

STARKVILLE, Miss.—After additional review this morning, 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.

Those who believe they cannot travel safely or who have child care issues due to school closings will be granted an accommodation, university officials said.

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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Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 5:32 pm