We are delighted to begin preparations to welcome you back to College of the Ozarks. We want to assure you that our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, guests, and staff. Please know every step of service has been carefully considered for our guests' safety and to ensure our students can continue to work in order to graduate debt free. Please review information about some changes you can expect when you arrive and during your visit to our campus.

Re-opening Information:

  • Mabee Lodge – For availability and reservations, please call 417-239-1900. Online booking is temporarily suspended.   

The Keeter Center – On-site Services:

The Keeter Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with limited capacity, see below for service offerings.

College Creamery and Bakery is available for on-site purchases of to-go items. Purchases may not be consumed inside of the building at this time.

Gift Shop offers handcrafted student-made items available for purchase on site. 

Dobyns Dining Room is offering limited table side service for patio dining, on a first-come first-serve basis available 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All food items will be packaged to-go. Outdoor patio dining is available weather permitting. Please call 417.690.2146 for availability. 

Special Holiday Hours – On-site Services:

Thanksgiving: The Keeter Center is closed Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open for normal business hours on Friday, November 27th. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m Monday - Saturday. 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: The Keeter Center is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that our students and staff may enjoy time with their families. Our lobby will re-open for Bakery, Creamery, and Gift Shop in-person, to-go purchases on Saturday, December 26th from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day: Our traditional New Year's Eve Dinner is rescheduled to 2021. Our lobby will be open for Bakery, Creamery, and Gift Shop in-person, to-go purchases on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

The Keeter Center – Curbside Service

Curbside service is available for online ordering with convenient delivery to your car. Once you receive your order, please enjoy our park side picnic tables based upon availability. 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Baked goods and specialty coffee drinks

Home-made ice cream

Select groceries and student-made products

10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Enjoy our fresh, farm-to-fork menu offerings including soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. 

Special Curbside Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: The Keeter Center is closed Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open for normal curbside hours on Friday, November 27th.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: The Keeter Center is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that our students and staff may enjoy time with their families. We will re-open curbside for normal service hours on Saturday, December 26th. 

New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day: We will remain open for normal curbside service hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 

We are cautiously considering these well-known services for re-opening at a later date:

Dobyns Dining Room for In-Person Dining

Sunday Brunch

Catering & Events

General Information

  • When you arrive on campus, you will have your temperature checked by our Public Safety staff and will be required to complete a wellness declaration.  View form  -  
  • Guests will be required to wear a mask at all times unless they are in their guest room.
  • All facilities have been deep-cleaned and disinfected. We are maintaining a schedule of multiple disinfecting cleanings daily to ensure safe and comfortable environments for our guests and staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility. All guests will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the facility.
  • The health of our students and staff members is being monitored daily by receiving a wellness and temperature check before reporting to work. Staff are required to wear a mask at all times. Any team member that has any reason to believe they may have been exposed to COVID -19 or the flu, or are showing symptoms of either, will maintain a strict quarantine.

The Keeter Center - Mabee Lodge

  • Reservation arrivals will be spaced out to allow for individualized guest check-in. Check-in will be expedited to accommodate minimal contact, and Guest Services staff are easily available for additional assistance.
  • Guests will receive a final bill via email prior to departure, so it will not be necessary to visit the Front Desk to complete check-out.
  • Luggage assistance will be available upon request and disinfected luggage carts will be easily accessible.
  • We have installed Medify medical grade HEPA-13 air scrubbers in all suites.
  • In addition to our high standards of cleanliness, we have implemented an elevated level of cleaning and disinfecting, including a rigorous black light inspection by management.

Room Services

We want to provide you the highest level of service and attention, but we understand if you prefer to limit staff members entering your room. To accommodate personal preferences, we are offering options for housekeeping and room services:

  • Limited Service: Our team will access your room once daily to provide a room refresh when the room is unoccupied. Turndown service will be a packaged delivery of our signature cookies and milk during your scheduled refresh.
  • Contactless Service: We understand some of you may want contactless service during your visit, so we will stock your room appropriately for your entire stay. Upon your arrival, we will discuss options for additional requests, linen exchanges, and turndown service.
  • We have installed Medify medical grade HEPA-13 air scrubbers in all suites.

  • In-room Breakfast: Our signature in-room breakfast will be contactless delivery at your preferred time.

The Keeter Center - Catering and Events

  • Our professional event coordinators have “To-Go” catering options to accommodate most groups. Please contact our Catering Department at 417.690.2120 to inquire about available options.
  • We will re-open our event space in the future. Please contact our event coordinators to inquire about planning your next event at 417.690.2120.  

Campus Special Points of Interest

  • Visitor locations are currently closed. We plan to re-open these student workstations in the future.