Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University will offer in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester. Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, August 24. The campus residence halls will also be open in the upcoming semester. Details on safety measures for classroom, residential, dining and other shared spaces will be released in the coming weeks. 

The University transitioned to remote learning on March 23 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Commencement exercises for the Spring 2020 graduates was postponed to August 1 and Summer 2020 coursework is also being offered remotely. University officials say they are cautiously optimistic about bringing students back to campus. 

“We have had great conversations with the Cole County Health Department and we continue to monitor the data both locally, state and nationwide,” says President Jerald Jones Woolfolk. “Our students are the life of this campus and it is time to revive that life as we look ahead to the Fall semester. We will do everything we can to keep our students, faculty and staff safe, but it is time for our students to come home to Lincoln.” 

New Student Orientation will continue virtually throughout the summer.  Students are encouraged to register for Fall 2020 classes by logging into the Blue Tiger Portal at and clicking on the Self-Service tab or by contacting their advisor.