Transfer Orientation is for all students who have completed 24 or more college credit hours prior to enrollment at Southeast.  This optional program is designed to familiarize students and guests alike with academic guidelines and campus services available at Southeast.

Transfer Orientation for Fall 2015 Admission

  • All Transfer Orientation dates for Fall 2015 have passed. Please contact your academic advisor directly. If you need assistance, please contact New Student Programs or your admission counselor. 

Orientation Information


The Transfer Orientations are held in the University Center on the corner of Henderson Street and Normal Street. Please park in the visitor lot across from the University Center. A parking permit will be mailed to you once your Transfer Orientation reservation has been received.

Orientation Fee

A $30 non-refundable orientation fee will be charged to your account. This fee covers all steps of your orientation experience while enrolled at Southeast including meals for you and your guests, publications, materials, postage and staffing of orientation events.

Academic Advising

At Transfer Orientation, you have the option of having our office make your advising appointment for that day, or you may opt to call your advisor to make an appointment for a different date.  When you call our office, we will give you your advisor information.

Southeast Connection

Southeast values experiential learning and open communication among faculty, staff, and students. Through interactive sessions facilitated by Southeast faculty, staff and student Orientation Leaders, you will receive "nuts and bolts" information, meet other members of your class and begin your Southeast connection.

Orientation Handbook

As entering Southeast students, information about all the university resources can become overwhelming.  To help you along, we have created an Orientation Handbook which lists information on classes, advising and enrollment, campus living, financial aid, etc.  

To Register

To register for Transfer Orientation, return the postage-paid registration card enclosed in your credit evaluation from the Registrar, or call New Student Programs.  Please note, all requests for reservations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to orientation. 


New Student Programs
(573) 651-5166

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule
Maps & Directions

Hotels and Lodging

If you are looking for a place to stay while you are here for First STEP Orientation, below is a listing of hotels in Cape Girardeau with their location and phone numbers.

Please note that the Drury Suites – Cape & Jackson, Drury Lodge, or Pear Tree Inn all offer a Southeast family discount. Please provide the following promotional code if you will be staying with one of these hotels: 317573

Pear Tree

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 334-3000 or 800-AT-A-TREE

Drury Lodge

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 334-7151 or 800-DRURY-INN

Drury Suites

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 339-9500 or 800-DRURY-INN

Hampton Inn

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 651-3000 or 800-HAMPTON

Victorian Inn

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 651-4486 or 800-331-0445

Holiday Inn Express

Rt. K & I-55
(573) 334-4491 or 800-315-2621

Super 8 Motel

I-55 & Hwy 61
(573) 339-0808

Bellevue Bed & Breakfast

312 Bellevue
(573) 335-3302 or 800-768-6822

Neumeyer's Bed & Breakfast

25 South Lorimer
(573) 335-0449

River Walk Bed & Breakfast

444 Marie
(573) 334-4611

Annie Laurie's Overnight Cottage

536 Broadway
(573) 339-1301 or (573) 335-0999

Candlewood Suites

485 S. Mount Auburn
(573) 334-6868 or (877) 226-3539

Orientation Checklist

Don't Forget to...
  • Be on time! Checking in late will delay your enrollment process.
  • Display parking permit as instructed.
  • Bring a copy of any college credit that you have already received.  
Things to Remember
  • Make sure your most current and highest test scores are on file with Admissions. You may wish to bring a copy of your most recent scores in case of any discrepancies.
  • Bring a copy of any in-progress college credit with you. 
  • Be sure to check the deadline for all tuition fees, residence hall room and meal plan charges, and general fees, to be paid in full or to be enrolled in the installment payment plan. If the University does not receive payment by the deadline, you risk having your class schedule, residence hall room assignment, and meal plan canceled.
  • If you are transferring with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, you are eligible for Southeast's Honors Programs and should attend the Honors session held during the Transfer Orientation. 
  • A non-refundable $30 Orientation Fee will be charged to your account. This fee covers all steps of your orientation experience while enrolled at Southeast including meals for you and your family at the Transfer Orientation, publications, materials, postage, and staffing. 
  • Every student must return his/her Residence Life Agreement (with $150 deposit) or a request for release from the on-campus residency requirement to the Admissions Office.

Contact: New Student Programs - (573) 651-5166 -