The Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center Residence Hall is located on the River Campus in downtown Cape Girardeau, with shuttle access to the main campus as well as its own dining and fitness center. This residence hall offers suite style living with two-person rooms connected by a shared entrance, kitchenette, living room, and bathroom. Bedrooms come furnished with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and built-in closet for each student.  

At the Dobbins River Campus Center, you’ll find a mix of new and returning students. All residents are required to be members of the Visual and Performing Arts Community special interest housing. So, you’ll be surrounded by other creative visual and performing arts students.  

Take a virtual tour to get a full picture of what life at the Dobbins River Campus Center has to offer.  

Dobbins Center Specifications

Four-person Suite Room Item Specifications
Room (approximate measurements) 11'7"W x 13'8"L x 9'2"H 
Window: two per room  4'W x 6'8"H 
Desktop  36"L x 24"W 
Free standing 3-drawer dresser: drawers are approximately 5.5" tall.  30"W x 24"D x 30"H 
Bedroom Outlets  4 quad outlets 
Livingroom Outlets  5 double outlets 
Kitchenette Outlets  2 double outlets 
Bathroom Outlets  2 double outlets 
Built-in closet from the floor to the height of the closet rod  42"W x 31"D x 65"H 
Mattress size: extra-long twin, with loft kit  80"L x 38"W 
Storage beneath bed (approximate measurements): when bed is on the highest rung without lofting  80"L x 39"D x 33"H 
Space under sink  27"W x 24"H x 20"D 

Dobbins Center Amenities

Suite and Floor Amenities

  • Bathroom: shared double sinks accessible outside of room with toilet and shower 
  • Built-in closet, one per student  
  • Cable TV coax outlet in room  
  • Community kitchen (in floor lounge)  
  • Floor lounge: seating, TVs, kitchen, game area  
  • Internet: LAN (1 per student) and Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchenette: refrigerator and microwave (each suite) 
  • Laundry (each floor)  
  • Living room: couch, chair, end table, and 36" flat screen Smart TV (each suite) 
  • Practice rooms: piano, rooms are soundproof (each floor) 
  • Room furniture: bed, desk, chair, and dresser 

Dobbins Center

  • Dining: St. Vincent's Commons 
  • Fitness center (second floor) 
  • Vending and ice machines (first floor) 

What's Nearby

  • Downtown restaurants, shops, and landmarks   
  • Mississippi Riverfront, Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge and park  
  • River Campus academic and performance spaces  

Quick Facts

  • Located on the River Campus 
  • Capacity: 184 students 
  • Hall Type: suite style, shared bath/shower (cleaned by resident), kitchenette and lounge 
  • Room Types: double 
  • 2 floors, 92 rooms, 2 RAs per floor 
  • For Holland College of Arts and Media students 

Mailing Address

Student Name 
Dobbins Center - River Campus and Room # 
410 S. Fountain Street 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 

2021-2022 Residence Hall Rates

Residence Hall  Semester Rate  Academic Rate  Private Room Rate Semester  Private Room Rate Academic 
Towers East and Towers South Singles  $3,450   $6,900  
Towers East and Towers South Doubles  $2,700   $5,400   $4,050   $8,100  
Greek/Group Singles  $3,450   $6,900  
Greek/Group Doubles  $2,975   $5,950   $4,462.50   $8,925  
Towers North and Towers West Double with Private Bathroom  $3,925   $7,850   $5,887.50   $11,775  
Towers North, Towers West, Myers, Vandiver  $3,425   $6,850   $5,137.50   $10,575  
Merick, LaFerla  $3,525   $7,050   $5,287.50   $10,575  
Dobbins River Campus Center  $3,650   $7,300   $5,475   $10,950  

RHA Fee 

$15 per semester 

The RHA fee serves multiple purposes. $7.30 goes to fund all the activities of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). These student leadership organizations provide programming, conference attendance, and leadership development opportunities to our on-campus residents. $5.00 goes to support safety and security in the residence halls. These funds assist the Office of Residence Life in expanding keycard access to exterior doors of residence halls, installing cameras at residence hall entrances, and maintaining that equipment. $2.70 funds the programming provided by the Resident Assistants (RAs) in each of our residence halls. This money supports community development and educational programming provided throughout the residence halls during the year. 

Technology Fee 

$30 per semester 

The technology fee is used to support the technology needs of each of the residence halls. This money supports the wireless and LAN networks in the student rooms, lounges, and throughout the residence halls. Funds are used to maintain and upgrade equipment, pay licensing or renewal fees, and maintain the software available to students within the residence halls. 

Cable TV Fee 

$30 per semester 

The cable TV fee supports the offering of cable TV service throughout the residence halls. Over 150 cable channels are provided in every student room, most residence hall lounges, and some common areas throughout our residence halls. This fee also helps maintain the equipment and lines to provide this service in the residence halls. 


While you’re here, you won’t be stuck eating mac and cheese (unless that’s what you want). Find tons of dining across campus including options that cater to your dietary needs, so you won’t have to sacrifice quality or nutrition for convenience. Plus, you’ll dine with a clear conscience—learn about our sustainability efforts and eco-friendly packaging. Explore our dining options and select the meal plan that’s right for you.

Towers Complex 102
Mailing Address

One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701