Returning Students

Ready to Move In?


As a returning student your meningitis vaccination record should already be on file. If you have not submitted a copy of your shot record, you need to submit verification before you move into the residence hall. If you do not receive the shot while you are at home over the summer, you will be directed to the Campus Health Clinic operated by Southeast Health to obtain your meningococcal vaccination. The Health Clinic accepts most insurances and the charge can be applied to your student account. If you want to be exempt from receiving the shot, you must complete the waiver form and submit it to the Office of Residence Life. Both forms can be submitted by email or fax. Our email address is and the fax number is (573) 651-2257.

Early Arrivals

Residence Life is pleased to offer housing to students who need to arrive early. Depending on the date of your arrival, you may not be able to move directly into your fall assignment. To register for early arrival, log into your Residence Life Housing Portal and select Forms then Early Arrival. Moving into your room early is not free of charge. There is a $25 nightly charge applied to your student account. This charge may be waived if you are volunteering with new student move-in process to assist Residence Life.

Just a Reminder

Dos and Don'ts When Setting Up Your Room

Bring an ethernet cord

Internet access in the residence halls consist of direct access from the use of Ethernet cords and WI-FI. We recommend that you not connect more than two devices to the WI-FI at any time. WI-FI is available throughout the building however with the ever increasing reliance on and use of technology, we believe limiting the amount of devices to the WI-FI improves access for everyone.

Connecting printers and video consoles

Limit streaming videos to Ethernet connected devices. Three hundred residents with two to five devices connected to the WI-FI can create a significant amount of traffic on WI-FI. This excess traffic can bog down the system and frustrate users due to the sluggishness of the system. Turn off devices that are not currently used to avoid additional traffic.

Remember, Wi-Fi routers are not allowed and will be confiscated if found.

ALCOHOL and MARIJUANA are major inhibitors of student academic success; Southeast Missouri State University will enforce the ban on alcohol and alcohol containers (full or empty).

CANDLES are a concern for your safety, and are a danger to you and to every other student in your building. Please leave your candles at home when you are packing for Southeast. Electric candle warmers and electric scents are welcome.

Cable and internet are two things you will want to set up after you move into your room. Students must supply their own television and coaxial cable cord to view cable channels. All televisions must be equipped with a digital “QAM” or “Clear QAM” tuner. To access campus internet, you will need to register all electronic devices that need WI-FI. Instructions for accessing the internet are available online.

Move In Schedule

Move-In Day for returning students begins Friday, August 16. Keys will be available for pick-up starting at 8:00 a.m. Please use the following schedule to make your travel plans. Remember that you have to arrive at your assigned Residence Hall to check-in and collect your keys. Please note that Move-In Volunteers and Group Housing (Greek students living in group housing) can move-in early. Refer to the schedule for move-in dates and times as well as check-in locations.

Check-In Time

Building and Floor Move-In Date Check-In Time Check-In Location
Group Housing
Greek Students living in Greek area
Sunday, August 11 9:00am - 1:00pm H-Building Patio
Move-In Volunteers
Students assisting with Move-In Day
Wednesday, August 14 9:00am - 3:00pm Towers Complex
Returning Students Friday, August 16 9:00am - 4:00pm Your Residence Hall Front Desk
Open Check-In
All Students
Saturday, August 17
Sunday, August 18
9:00am - 4:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Your Residence Hall Front Desk

Download Returning Student Guide PDF


(573) 651-2274
Towers Complex 102

Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701