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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. 

August 16-22, 2021

  • 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, 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.  

For more details, click here.

Saturday, August 14

Meal plan service begins with dinner at 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 18 

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

Thursday, August 19

  • Parent Q & A Session for New Southeast Families 
    • Sessions are being held at Noon and 3 p.m. 
    • 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 their declared major and other factors.  

Friday, August 20 

  • 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 their declared major and other factors. 

Saturday, August 21 

  • Campus Tours 
    • Tours departing at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 
    • Students can 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 p.m. 
    • Students can 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, 4 p.m. 
  • Student Involvement Fair 
    • Runs from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in various campus locations near Normal Ave. 
    • Student organizations will have booths with information about extracurricular activities and opportunities. 

Sunday, August 22 

  • Campus Tours 
    • Tours departing at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 
    • Students can meet with an Opening Week leader to get a tour of campus. They are encouraged to bring their class schedules. 

Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 

  • Classes begin
  • Help new Redhawks find their way by working at one our Welcome Tents

Textbook Rental and ID Services

The week before classes start: (fall & spring) 

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

During the first week of classes: (fall & spring) 

  • Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed 

Southeast Bookstore

The week before classes start: (fall & spring) 

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

During the first week of classes: (fall & spring) 

  • Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed  

Parking Services

During the fall and spring semester: 

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • 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 assistance, they will be able to schedule a time to meet with a representative. 

The First STEP 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 records 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 2022 

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

FALL 2021 

  • 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)

SPRING 2022 

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

Sign-up sheets for November and January First STEP 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. 

We would love your help for Transfer Orientation. Check out the tentative agenda and schedule.  

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 3, 2021

FALL 2021 

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

SPRING 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. 

Location
Office
Academic Hall 100D
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701