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Arrival Guide

Moving in can be overwhelming, whether you're a first time student, moving in to a residence hall for the first time or if you're a returning student. This guide keeps you up on dates for each semester, lists of items to bring (and what not to bring!) and some tips on learning to live with a roommate.


Have a question? Visit the FAQ page and see if it's a popular one. If it's not there, you can contact the Office of Residence Life at (573) 651-2274 or email them at

Residency Requirements

Southeast has a residency requirement for new and returning students. Find out what that involves here.

Room Selection

Did you know that you have some input on choosing your room? The sooner you submit your housing contract and deposit, the sooner you can make your room selection. This resource will guide you through that process.


We get that sometimes things come up and you have to request a cancellation of your housing contract. Here is the information you need to be able to make that request.

Campus Living Tips

Living within an on-campus community is a new experience for some and requires some adjustment in order for your experience to be successful. Here are some tips to help you get adjusted, resolve conflicts and more.

Residence Hall Closings

At the end of the academic year, the residence halls close for the summer. Unless you are a student who completed a housing contract for summer, you will need to move and take steps to clean out your room and forward your mail. This guide will help you through that process.

Residence Life Handbook


(573) 651-2274
Towers Complex 102

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