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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 2021.

Prior to August 15:

  • Resident Assistants are already on campus for training.
  • Many of our student athletes and international students have begun arriving.
  • Residential arrivals prior to August 15 will check in to Towers Complex

Move-In Schedule

All students are required to select an arrival time, using instructions provided from Residence Life. Students who are unable to arrive during their assigned dates should contact Residence Life ( or 573-651-2274) to discuss alternate arrival days/times.

Departments who wish to bring student workers back earlier than their normal arrival date should contact Residence Life for assistance. 

More more details, visit:


  • August 15- selected Holland College arrivials, Success @ Southeast Institute, selected student employees
  • August 16- Greek & Band students, selected student employees
  • August 17- Returning students
  • August 18- Returning students 
  • August 19- New Students- See below
  • August 20- Returning students 
  • August 21- Returning students 
  • August 22- Returning students 

New Student Arrival Day-

Check-in will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m in the Show Me Center/Student Recreation Center.

A vendor/organization fair will be returning to this centralized process in 2021. To reserve a table in the Student Recreation Center, University departments or student organizations may register by email at Please include the organization’s name, a contact person with their email address and phone number, as well as any special accommodations, such as an electrical outlet. The Move-In Day event will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Please allow time for set up prior to 8 a.m., or set up the day before, Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 4-6 p.m.


Friday, August 20

  • Convocation (Doors open at 11, Event starts at 12)
    • We will welcome the Fall 2021 class in the Show Me Center 
  • College/Department Meetings (Immediately following Convocation)
    • 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 group and location based on declared major.
  • SE 101 Activities (Immediately following College/Departmental Meetings)
    • Students will connect with faculty, staff, and Opening Week leaders during this interactive session. They will be assigned a SE 101 group and location based on declared major. 
  • First Year Photo- TBD

Saturday, August 21

  • 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 22

  • Welcome Back Picnic, 4-6 PM, Show Me Center

Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24

  • Classes begin. Want to help new Redhawks find their way? 

For more details visist 

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  and

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

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 For students needing additional assitance, they will be able to schedule a time to meet with a representative.

All students registering for FirstSTEP Orientation after the last face-to-face session on July 23 will complete a fully virtual orientation experience to enroll and complete mandatory requirements. This will allow them to fully participate in the events taking place with Opening Week.

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!


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

FALL 2022

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Friday, August 19, 2022 (Tentative)


  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023

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.


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.


  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021

FALL 2021

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022


  • Wednesday, November 2, 20212

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)


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New Student Programs
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