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new student programs

Welcome to New Student Programs at Southeast!

Southeast Missouri State University offers orientation programs to help each student successfully navigate their path into and through the university. We know college is an exciting time in a student’s life and our orientation programs will assist students and their family members with this exciting transition. Please visit the links below to learn more about First STEP Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and Opening Week.

We understand your transition to college is changing. We're all learning new processes, and in true Southeast Missouri State fashion, at least we're learning them together.

Details about the format and schedule of FirstSTEP and Transfer Orientation for 2021 enrollment are on the individual pages below. 

During this time, we're more committed than ever to helping you navigate college and stay on track to join us in the fall. We have a robust orientation process- and that won't change- because we want to promote your educational, career, professional and social deveopment while helping you understand your options and resources.

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Opening Week

    The Southeast experience includes more than just attending classes; it's about being engaged in your University home and taking advantage of the countless opportunities we offer beginning the first week



    CampRedhawk is a summer leadership camp designed for new students preparing to enter their first semester at Southeast Missouri State University. It will offer an introduction to campus life and traditions, immerse you in school spirit, and introduce you to other new Redhawks. You will become more familiar with campus and the community where you will spend the next four years.

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New Student Guide

    Looking for a quick cheat-sheet of important information and answers to FAQ's? This guide will be what you need as you start your new experience as a young Redhawk.


Academic Hall 100D
New Student Programs
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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