COVID-19 Information

See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Opening Week is practically here! Just a few reminders to help you, and any students you may encounter, have the best possible experience as our campus community returns for Fall 2020.

August 10-14

  • Resident Assistants are already on campus for training.
  • Many of our student athletes and international students have begun arriving.

Move-In Schedule

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, changes are being made to our traditional check-in process to ensure the safety of our students, parents, and campus staff members. A drive-thru check-in process has been developed to take place in the Show Me Center parking lot (1333 N Sprigg St, Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701). Students will receive their key, first-year t-shirt, receive their parking permit, among other items at this time.

The following schedule has been developed to allow for 6’ social distancing and to limit the number of students checking into a building at one time.

  • August 15 – Greek, Band, Success @ Southeast Institute, approved students returning for department training
  • August 16 – Greek, Band, Success @ Southeast Institute, approved students returning for department training
  • August 17 – Returning Southeast students
  • August 18 – no move-ins
  • August 19 – New and new transfer students
  • August 20 – New and new transfer students
  • August 21 – Returning students (check-in at hall desks)

Check-in will take place between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Students will reserve a one-hour move-in time slot on a designated date. Unfortunately, Move-In Crew volunteers will not be available to assist this year. Students will be limited to two (2) additional people to help with their move-in. 

Students who are unable to arrive during their assigned dates should contact us (residencelife@semo.edu or 573-651-2274) to discuss alternate arrival days/times.

Information on how to reserve a time for move-in was emailed to students directly. 

More more details, visit: https://semo.edu/residencelife/resources/arrival/

Saturday, August 15

Meal plan service begins with dinner at 5pm.

Wednesday, August 19

  • Parent Q & A Session for New Southeast Families
    • Sessions are being held at 12:00pm and 3:00pm
    • Families can join Dr. Debbie Below and other campus experts, who can answer any last minute questions that they may have.

Thursday, August 20

  • Parent Q & A Session for New Southeast Families
    • Sessions are being held at 12:00pm and 3:00pm
    • Families can join Dr. Debbie Below and other campus experts, who can answer any last minute questions that they may have.
  • SE 101 Activities
    • Students will connect with faculty, staff, and Opening Week leaders during this interactive session. They will be assigned a SE 101 day, group, and location based on their Fall housing assignment or other groups to which they belong.
  • College/Department Meetings
    • Students will interact with faculty, hear the dean of their college speak, and learn more about what the classroom experience is like on campus. They will be assigned a day, group, and location based on your declared major and other factors. 

Friday, August 21

  • SE 101 Activities
    • Students will connect with faculty, staff, and Opening Week leaders during this interactive session. They will be assigned a SE 101 day, group, and location based on their Fall housing assignment or other groups to which they belong.
  • College/Department Meetings
    • Students will interact with faculty, hear the dean of their college speak, and learn more about what the classroom experience is like on campus. They will be assigned a day, group, and location based on your declared major and other factors.

Saturday, August 22

  • Campus Tours
    • Tours departing at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
    • Students are able to meet with an Opening Week Leader to get a tour of campus. They are encouraged to bring their class schedules.
  • Welcome Convocation
    • Held virtually at 3:00pm
    • Students are able to interact with their peers entering Southeast in 2020! President Vargas and Student Government President Logan Phillips will be there to greet them.
  • Student Government Ice Cream Pig Out
    • Various campus locations, 4pm
  • Student Involvement Fair
    • Runs from 5:00pm-6:30pm in various campus locations near Normal Avenue
    • Student organizations will have booths with information about our campus's extracurricular activites and opportunties.

Sunday, August 23

  • Campus Tours
    • Tours departing at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
    • Students are able to meet with an Opening Week Leader to get a tour of campus. They are encouraged to bring their class schedules.

Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25

  • Classes begin. Want to help new Redhawks find their way? Sign up to help at a Welcome Tent at one of five locations.

Textbook Rental and ID Services

The week before classes start: (fall & spring)
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

During the 1st week of classes: (fall & spring)
Monday and Tuesday, 7:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday , 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday-Closed

Hours and other information can be found at https://semo.edu/textbookrental/contact/index.html  and  https://semo.edu/campuslife/idservices/

Southeast Bookstore

The week before classes start: (fall & spring)
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

During the 1st week of classes: (fall & spring)
Monday and Tuesday, 7:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday , 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday-Closed

Hours and other information can be found at https://www.bkstr.com/southeastmissouriststore/store-info-contact-us

Parking Services 

During the fall and spring semester:
Monday - Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday-Closed

Students are encouraged to contact Parking Services by phone at 573-651-2310 or email at parking@semo.edu. For students needing additional assitance, they will be able to schedule a time to meet with a representative.

The FirstSTEP Orientation originally scheduled for this date has been moved to a virtual format. Students will receive an email to their Southeast email account with instructions on how to complete the orientation on a rolling basis as we process their record after registration.

Students should review this email for details on accessing online modules and information on scheduling 1:1 advising appointments. Our goal is to get them enrolled in classes as quickly as possible and get them ready to start the fall semester so that they can attend Opening Week activities with the rest of their class when they arrive on campus!

SPRING 2021

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • Friday, January 15, 2020 as backup for weather purposes

FALL 2021

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021
  • Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Friday, May 21, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • Would be moved if academic calendar is modified

SPRING 2022

  • Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    • Friday, January 14, 2022 as a backup for weather purposes

Sign up sheets for November and January FirstSTEP Orientation events are sent in mid-October. Sign up sheets for February-July are sent in January. Sign up sheets for August are sent in late July.

Transfer Orientation for Summer and Fall 2020 have been moved to a virtual enviroment that students recieve access to after they have enrolled for classes. 

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For dates for the current year, or the student links to registration, please view the Transfer Orientation page.

For a tentative agenda, please view the schedule here.

Sign up sheets for November are sent in mid-October. Sign up sheets for April-July are sent in mid-March.

SPRING 2021

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020

FALL 2021

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021

SPRING 2022

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sign up sheets for November are sent in mid-October. Sign up sheets for April-July are sent in mid-March.

 Guide to Assist
(Handy, printable resource)

Contact

573.651.5166
nsp@semo.edu
Academic Hall 100D
New Student Programs
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701