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Living on Campus

If you are under 21, you must live on campus in the residence halls.

More than a place to live, residence halls are a major part of your college experience. Research shows that students who live on campus have higher GPAs, get more involved in campus life, and save time by not commuting, compared to students who live off campus.

Southeast has 12 on-campus living options including two styles, community and suite. Amenities include computer access, cable TV, common and private bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, laundry, banking, mail, maintenance, and shuttle services. All halls offer academic and social activities. Each residence hall has resident assistants (RAs) and a hall director to ensure a safe and friendly living/ learning environment.

All on-campus housing contracts include meal service, which includes a certain number of meals each week plus flex dollars that can be spent on extra items. Your I-20 lists the estimated expenses for Dearmont Hall with 15 meals per week plus $140 flex dollars. Costs vary based on preference. Housing is assigned based on availability, contract date, and seniority in the residence system.

Complete your housing contract and pay your deposit online early through the Southeast portal to have a better choice of a roommate, room and building. Once you are in the Southeast portal, you can find the “Residence Life Housing Portal” under the “Students SS” tab.

You may apply for residency release (exemption) if you meet one of the criteria listed here Students who live off campus without permission are charged full on-campus housing costs.

Refer to the Residence Life website for information on building choices, meal plans, and costs.


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1025 N. Sprigg St.
Cape Girardeau, MO

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One University Plaza, MS2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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