Southeast allows residential students the opportunity to have their family pet live
with them on campus in select floors of Myers Hall. This community is part of a two-year
pilot program for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. At the end of the academic
years, the university will evaluate the program to determine if it will continue in
future years. There are no plans to expand the program to other residence halls.
The pet friendly hall procedures are separate from the Emotional Support/Service Animal Procedures.
Pets may not be brought into the pet friendly community in Myers Hall without prior
approval from the Office Residence Life. Permitted pets include the following:
- Indoor domestic cats (under 40 pounds)
- Domestic dogs (under 50 pounds)
- Small caged animals (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, turtles, hermit crabs, etc.)
that live in an aquarium 29 gallons or less or similarly sized cage.
Students requesting a pet must complete an Animal Registration Request form and submit it to the Office of Residence Life. Requests must be submitted annually
or for each new housing contract period.
- A non-refundable registration/cleaning fee must also be submitted with the request
each academic year. Cats and dogs will have a $100 deposit and all other animals will
have a $50 deposit. No pets will be allowed during the summer.
- Requests must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to bringing the pet to campus.
- Pets must arrive on campus during the first two weeks of each semester; after the
first two weeks they will not be allowed to move to campus until the following semester.
Students requesting a pet in the pet friendly community must provide all of the following
documentation to the Office of Residence Life along with their request:
- Veterinary proof of ownership according to age requirements:
- Dogs must be at least one year old and must have lived with the student’s family for
- Cats must be at least six months old and must have lived with the student’s family
for three months
- Acquisition of animal by purchasing, fostering, adopting or strays is not permitted
- Documentation from a licensed veterinarian that the pet is current on all applicable
vaccinations and is in good health. (Applicable animals must wear a current rabies
- Rabies, DAPP, distemper, flea/tick prevention and/or maintenance
- Dogs - provide records of Bordatella and Heartworm prevention
- Cats - FIV, Feline Leukemia Virus prevention (FeLV) and Heartworm prevention
- Certification of Altering (spay or neuter)
Upon submission of all requested documents, students will receive approval/denial
via email from the Office of Residence Life. Pets should not be brought to campus
prior to receiving approval. Requests from owners who bring pets to campus prior to
receiving approval will be denied.
If the request is denied due to documentation, students should contact the Office
of Residence Life for additional information about the request.