Rogers State University Announces Fall Operational Updates

Health Hillcats with girl wearing mask

Rogers State University has implemented a series of action plans for the upcoming academic year intended to minimize the effects of the COVID-19 virus at its campuses in Claremore, Pryor and Bartlesville.

“In service to our students and out of respect for one another, safety precautions will remain at the forefront of every decision we make,” RSU President Larry Rice, said. “This includes adapting class schedules, utilizing the continued practice of social distancing, and adopting a mandatory mask policy.”

Actions taken include requiring all RSU students, employees and visitors to wear masks inside all university buildings and outdoors on campus when a minimum social distance of six feet cannot be maintained. In addition, RSU will move to remote instruction following Thanksgiving break. Students will complete their last two weeks of instruction and final exams remotely.

Rice said administrators will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. Stay updated on our COVID-19 policies.

“We will exercise caution and adapt our operations based upon developing data and the guidance of health authorities.”

In May, RSU announced a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year in commitment to students and their families facing economic uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19. This decision was upheld by the University’s governing boards.

Up to 84% of RSU students receive some form of financial aid, and RSU offers scholarship programs to make a high-quality education even more affordable. Fall classes begin Monday, August 17. Students interested in taking advantage of the tuition freeze for the upcoming fall semester can apply for admission by visiting, or calling 918-343-7546.