COVID-19 Information

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Closing Information

Residence Halls Close Sunday, May 16 at 12pm

All residents are expected to vacate their rooms 24 hours after their last exam unless they are participating in graduation.

24-Hour Quiet Hours Begin Sunday, May 9 at 10pm

We ask that everyone demonstrate a high degree of respect and courtesy during finals week to allow others to study. Quiet hours for finals week begin at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 9th. At all times it is expected that floor communities will maintain a quiet environment conducive to studying. The priority is for students to be able to study in their rooms.

Summer Mail

Change your address - Do you receive bank, credit card, and/or insurance statements? Maybe you have subscribed to and receive DVDs, books and/or magazines? Or, your family and friends send you personal letters? Please contact any person or business/organization who regularly sends mail to you and change your address with them prior to checking out for the summer. Changing your address with them directly will allow your mail to be sent directly to you instead of having the University forward your mail. This saves time and potential problems with delayed or misdirected mail. The University will not forward magazines, catalogs, bulk mailings, or any other non-first class mail.

Packages delivered by UPS, FedEx, and other couriers will not be accepted, forwarded or held for pick up; but instead will be returned to sender. Should any First Class mail be received for you, after you check out, it will be forwarded to the permanent address you have listed with the Registrar’s Office. If you want your First Class mail sent to a different address over the summer, be sure to change your mailing address located in the “Personal Information” section in the My Southeast Portal.

Moving Option 1

Students not returning to University Housing for the Summer

Due to precautions being made related to COVID-19, students will only have the option to check out of the residence halls by Express Checkout. A formal “walk-through” appointment with a staff member will not be necessary. Students will be expected to clean their room thoroughly before returning their key(s)/keycard. Your room must be in its original condition or you may be charged for damages/cleaning.

 If you are not graduating or moving to summer pre-session housing, you are required to check out of your room 24 hours after your last exam.

 Express Checkout Procedures

  1. Secure an Express Checkout envelope from your building’s customer service desk.
  2. In the process of moving all your belongings out of the building, please dispose of all unwanted and trash items in the dumpster (not trash rooms). If you brought a bicycle, please don’t forget it. Items left in rooms or abandoned are either donated or disposed of. Dumpsters are located outside of each building. Do not leave unwanted items in hallways, stairwells, bathrooms, study rooms, lawn areas, etc. ($25-$300).
  3. Sweep and mop or vacuum your room (including the closet floor), clean out closets and drawers, and remove all decals, posters, tape, glow decorations, etc. from the windows, walls, floors, etc. ($35-$100).
  4. Suite-style bath/shower rooms must be cleaned by the residents ($35 minimum).
  5. If you rented a microfridge: unplug, empty, defrost, clean, and dry the unit. Leave the unit in your room. ($25 minimum).
  6. Return all beds and room furniture to their original positions. Do not leave beds bunked or lofted. ($40).
  7. When leaving, close and lock the windows, shut the blinds, turn off all lights, and lock your door. This will prevent furniture in your room from disappearing when final hall inspections take place. (missing furniture costs vary per item).
  8. Place your key(s) in the Express Checkout envelope, complete it, sign it, and return it to your building’s customer service desk. Do not leave the envelope and key in your room when you leave. Once your key envelope is returned to the building’s customer service desk, the Express Checkout is complete!

It is important you follow the instructions above. We do not want to charge students for failing to take responsibility in properly checking out.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Moving Option 2

Students staying for the Summer

All students who will be staying on campus for the summer session will be required to relocate to Towers South. Students will be allowed to move into their summer assignments beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, May 18th unless prior approval is given by the Office of Residence Life. All students will be expected to be checked out of their spring housing assignments by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18th, unless prior authorization from Residence Life has been given.

Summer Check-in Procedure
  1. Check in at the Towers Customer Service Desk beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, May 18.
  2. Check the condition of your room versus the condition listed on your Room Condition Report. Note any additions or corrections and inform the hall staff.
  3. Move your belongings into your summer housing assignment.
  4. Check out of your spring housing assignment by 6:00 p.m.


(573) 651-2274
Towers Complex 102

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