Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University! The Southeast community looks forward to your arrival!
We hope the information provided below will help you get organized for a smooth transition to the U.S. and complete all the requirements to maintain your academic and immigration status prior to and upon your arrival.
Summer 2022 Suggested Arrival Dates
06 - 07
Recommended arrival dates to Cape Girardeau; new students must check-in no later than June 9
Fall 2022 Suggested Arrival Dates
12 - 14
Recommended arrival dates to Cape Girardeau; new students must check in no later than August 17th
October 2022 Suggested Arrival Dates
10 - 11
Recommended arrival dates to Cape Girardeau; new students must check-in no later than October 13
Applying for a U.S. Visa
If you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States, upon receipt of your I-20 or DS-2019 from the University, you must apply for a visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate closest to your place of residence.
Understanding Mandatory Immigration Check-In
All international students have a specific check-in process. It is important to follow these instructions and complete all required information to attend Southeast.
Getting to Cape Girardeau
The Office of International Education and Services offers pick-up services from the Cape Girardeau Airport during recommended arrival dates. Please email Dr. Brooke DeArman at email@example.com to inform her of your travel and flight information.
Explore Orientation, Workshops, & Events
International Student Orientation is designed to help you get acquainted with and succeed at Southeast. This program, along with other ongoing services offered on campus, enables students to feel welcomed and comfortable.
Search for Housing
Southeast Missouri State University offers new students, regardless of student classification, the opportunity to live in one of the residence halls. The application process is simple and can be completed online once you have been admitted to the University. Southeast’s campus housing options include both traditional community-style housing and the popular suite-style housing.
Reviewing International Health Insurance and Personal Finances
Before coming to Cape Girardeau, review the information about the required health insurance and understand your personal financial responsibilities.