Access to Residence Halls

The residence halls are open to residents and their guests. The residence halls have a main desk staffed daily. Residence hall exterior doors are locked from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Only residents are issued keys for access after hours.

Access to Residence Hall Rooms

All residents are provided with room, lounge, and outside door keys. All rooms within the residence hall have door locks and telephones. Students may deny access to their room if concerned about an individual and contact Residence Life or the Department of Public Safety for assistance.


Student community advisors reside in each residence hall community. A community advisor is available from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. Each residence hall also has a Hall Director and Assistant Hall Director who live in the hall. The Towers Complex front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Residents are responsible for informing guests of appropriate University and Residence Life policies. The host is responsible at all times for the actions of their guest while on campus. The maximum allowable guest hours are determined by the Residence Hall Association.

Safety and Security

Southeast Missouri State University and the Office of Residence Life share each student, parent, and family member’s concern about safety. To assist with this critical issue the University has worked to provide improved safety and security throughout the campus and in the residence halls. Students can only gain access to their residence hall using their University issued key or keycard. All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day.

Though we work to provide a safe community, safety depends on the student's personal behaviors. We ask that students follow some basic safety tips:

  • Keep your room locked
  • Report suspicious or unfamiliar people to the Office of Residence Life or the University Police Department
  • Do not leave personal property in lounges or other common areas unattended
  • Do not prop open doors to your residence hall
  • Register all guests


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Street Address
1401 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701