Getting you started on the right foot. That's what we do.

What will you do while living on campus? You will: eat fresh food at every meal, save time walking to class, and find your flock in the heart of the action—but that’s not all. Students living on campus form better relationships with faculty, get more involved in campus life, earn better grades, and increase your likelihood to graduate on time. 

Whatever you do here, you won’t do it alone.

Find Your Flock

  • Special Interest Housing

    Special Interest Housing Communities were created for students who share similar interests or study in the same academic program to live together, sometimes on the same floor, but always in the same building. This can give you a jump start in connecting with others as soon as you move in.
  • Residence Hall Association

    Want to be a part of a diverse student group and represent your residence hall? Or are you looking for activities taking place around the residence halls to meet your fellow classmates? The Residence Hall Association plans activities within the residence halls and serves as the voice of students living on campus.
  • Pet-Friendly

    There's no place like home, and nothing makes a place feel more like home than your favorite furry, or scaly, friend. We understand a loving pet can ease your transition and overall college experience. That’s why we developed our Pet-Friendly Community. Find out how your best friend can live on campus with you.
  • Student Organizations

    With over 180 student organizations from eSports to Scuba Club, you'll never be bored. Whatever your interests, you can lead, serve, or play in a community. Explore our Student Organizations list to get involved, and if you don't see an organization you want to join, create a new one.

Apply for Housing

Apply for Housing

Eager to get a closer look? There’s no better way to get a feel for life on campus than to see it for yourself. Does SEMO already feel like home? Then what are you waiting for? Apply for housing and join the nest. Fall 23/ Spring 24 Contract Available: September 15, 2022 Spring 2023 Only Contract Available: October 25, 2022

Campus Amenities

Your residence hall is your home away from home, and we want you to have all the same comforts (and more) as you had before you moved on campus. Enjoy:

  • Wifi with Support Staff
  • Customer Service Desks & Mail/Package Processing
  • 24/7 Computer Labs
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry On-site (at no extra cost!)
  • Special Interest Housing
  • Maintenance & Custodial Staff
  • Shuttle Access
  • Dining Access

SEMO football players help new students carry belongings to their rooms on move-in day. 

Moving to Campus

How do you check-in to your hall? Which meal plan is best for you? How do you connect your personal printer? We’ll answer these questions and more in our arrival guides. 

When packing for the big move, be sure to check out our List of Suggested Items to decide what to bring and what to leave at home. Still have questions? Email us at or call 573.651.2274.

Access Move-in Guides

Terms to know

  • RA- Resident Advisor
  • RHA- Resident Hall Association
  • NRHH- National Residence Hall Honorary
  • HD- Hall Director
  • Single- A room set up for only one person (1 beds, 2 desk, 2 chairs, etc.)
  • Double- A room set up for two people (2 beds, 2 desk, 2 chairs, etc.)
  • Private- A double room where one person has purchased both sides of the room so no one else can live in the room with them 
  • Contract Buyout- paying to get out of the housing contract
  • Prorated- Only paying for the nights of use
  • Board- Meal plan
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Mailing Address

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