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Welcome Back Bobcat Panel

This webinar consists of a panel discussion featuring experts from across the university, including:

  • Sam Mitchell, the chief medical officer of Student Health Partners
  • Betsy Asserson, director of Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Beth Burroughs, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Matt Caires, dean of students
  • Jeff Bondy, director of Residence Life
  • Tracy Ellig, vice president of Communications

Among other topics, the webinar covered:

  • The rationale behind social distancing and facemasks that can help reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Considerations for mental health during a time of crisis and support the university can provide to students.
  • What learning will be like in MSU's classrooms and online.
  • Being a good Bozeman neighbor, a good citizen and how MSU's student conduct policies apply.
  • Changes to the residence and dining halls for fall.

Original broadcast date:: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

A recording of this presentation may be viewed below.


  • Welcome & Introduction: 00:00
  • Medical Services Overview with Dr. Sam Mitchell: 4:19
  • The Academic Experience with Dr. Beth Burroughs: 26:11
  • Residence Life with Jeff Bondy: 39:59
  • Student Life & Campus Policies with Dr. Matt Caires: 58:34
  • Mental Health with Dr. Betsy Asserson: 1:13:05
  • Closing Remarks & Contact Info: 1:24:34