Quick Facts

  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at RSU. 
  • Social distancing has been implemented university-wide.
  • All course instruction will be delivered electronically for the remainder of the semester.
  • Modified work plans are being implemented to minimize contact among employees.
  • All university-sponsored events are canceled through Friday, May 8, at midnight.
  • All university-sponsored out-of-state and international travel is suspended until further notice.
  • Ongoing updates will be communicated to students, faculty and staff through RSU email. 
  • Visit the RSU Libraries’ COVID-19 Response page for the latest up-to-date information about the library hours and services during this time.
  • Admissions and Financial Aid have set up special Zoom Rooms to meet with students.

Extension of Spring Break and Remote Instruction

  • The university will extend spring break by one week, March 23-27, for students only.
  • Faculty and staff will report to work on Monday, March 23.
  • Student employees may return to work on Monday, March 23. 
  • Faculty will use the week of March 23-27 to prepare for remote instruction.
  • Remote instruction begins March 30 and continues for the remainder of the semester. 


According to the CDC, symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you develop a fever and symptoms, call your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician you may call the RSU Student Health Center at 918-343-7614. 

To limit the spread of the virus, do not visit the RSU Student Health Center without calling in advance.

  • As recommended by the CDC, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an appropriate secondary means of prevention after soap.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, or do so in your shirt.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including door knobs, keyboards, etc.

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people around the world. You are not alone. The  CDC offers resources for stress and coping

Additional support is available through RSU’s Counseling Services. Contact Nikki Phillip, Coordinator of Counseling Services by calling 918-343-7845 or emailing [email protected]

All RSU campuses will reopen for students, faculty and staff as scheduled on Monday, March 23.  
  • Students are required to make an appointment directly with the faculty member, department, or service area to ensure access and efficiency.
  • All existing and approved outside vendors and contractors may continue regular business operations.
  • Exterior doors to all buildings will remain locked throughout the day. Signs will be posted on each door with information on how to arrange a meeting. 
Guests wishing to visit one of our campuses for any reason must call the campus prior to the visit and follow all issued guidelines. 

Unapproved guests will be asked to leave campus immediately.
Effective immediately and until further notice university common spaces are closed. This includes, but is not limited to student lounges, faculty lounges, group study rooms and recreational rooms.

Effective immediately and until further notice university computer labs will be restricted.

On the Claremore campus computers labs in the Stratton Taylor Library, Residential Life Clubhouse, and Dr. Taylor Center will remain open with a reduction of available work stations.

Computer labs on the Bartlesville and Pryor campuses will remain open.


Stratton Taylor Library

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Residential Life Clubhouse: 24/7 (residential students only)

Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center: 24/7

Bartlesville Computer Lab

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m

Pryor Computer Lab

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m

Dining Services will reopen in the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center on Monday, March 23 with a limited cook-to-order grill menu.

Operation Hours: 10:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m.

Meal plans, cash, and credit cards accepted
Meal swipes will be accepted for lunch and dinner limited grill menu.

Please visit Rogers State Dining Services Facebook for any updates or contact Daniel Wells at [email protected] with any questions.

The extension of spring break for students will continue the week of March 23-27.

Students are strongly encouraged to remain off campus if possible. Please conduct university business remotely by phone or email.

Residential buildings are restricted to occupants only. All non-resident students and outside visitors are not allowed in any university housing or residential life buildings.

Students dependent upon university housing and services will be accommodated.

Effective immediately all university-sponsored events are canceled through the end of the Spring 2020 semester ending Friday, May 8, 2020. 

This does not include regular business operations that require fewer than 10 participants. 

Commencement remains postponed at this time.
All in-person campus tours are being considered on a case-by-case basis. Prospective students, parents, and community partners can learn more about campus by emailing [email protected] or calling 918-343-7552.
Out of an abundance of caution commencement and all graduation ceremonies are postponed. We are actively exploring ways we can honor our graduates and their achievements at an appropriate time.

Individuals returning from domestic or international travel may not return to campus or attend off-campus university-sponsored activities or events until they complete a screening and possible self quarantine.

Domestic travel includes any travel outside the State of Oklahoma.

If you are returning from domestic or international travel, notify your supervisor and complete the online screening form. 

Screening Form Instructions

–Login to my.rsu.edu
–Select “COVID-19” from the top menu bar
–Click the link: “Click here to Submit COVID-19 Screening Form”

All self-reporting and online screening forms must be submitted by Sunday, March 22 at noon.

You must wait for approval before returning to campus. If directed by the medical professional conducting your screening, you may be subject to a self quarantine period.

Students may elect to use either standard letter grades or a pass/no pass option for spring 2020 courses that are in progress and have yet to receive a grade.

  • RSU faculty provide letter grades for active spring courses by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Once grades have been posted, students may change from the standard letter grade to a P/NP designation. Students must inform the University by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (form and web link under development).

Eligibility for P/NP grading will be as follows:

Graduate Students

  • Grades of A, B, C may be changed to a P
  • Grades of D and F may be changed to a NP

Undergraduate Students

  • Grades of A, B, C, and D may be changed to a P
  • Grades of F may be changed to an NP

Interested students are to contact RSU Financial Aid. Be aware that Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculations may change and affect eligibility to receive financial aid. Further, a change in GPA calculations may affect scholarship eligibility.

Interested students are to contact an advisor in their academic discipline. Be aware that changes may affect long-term considerations like eligibility for graduation, application/acceptance to professional programs or graduate school, and employment.

Be mindful not to make any assumptions or comments about people based on their national origin, race, color or any other identities. Asking questions about someone’s health based on your perception of their race, national origin or age could be considered discriminatory. If you or someone you know experiences a bias incident or discrimination on the RSU campus, please report it immediately.

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