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The Board of Governers at Southeast Missouri State University requires that all full-time students (enrolled for at least 12 credit hours) live on campus for 2 academic years (4 semesters, excluding summers). The 2-year residency requirement is required of all students, subject to the exemptions listed below. The live-on experience that the Office of Residence Life is committed to providing is an essential part of the educational experience at Southeast Missouri State University. Students are strongly encouraged to contact Residence Life prior to signing any off-campus lease to determine their eligibility to live off campus.
To request an exemption to the residency requirements, please print and complete the Student Residency Release Application form
Please submit your completed Release form to Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Residence Life does not use verbal notification for any residency release decision. You will receive written notification via your Southeast email of the decision regarding your release request. Exemptions may include:
Please note that Residence Life is able to accommodate many students on campus with a variety of medical needs. A request for exemption is not guaranteed if Residence Life can accommodate your situation on campus.
Many students come to campus with allergies, asthma, or some other type of chronic health problem and other students develop allergies after they arrive. If an accommodation is needed, please contact Residence Life and/or the Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility.
Students requesting an exemption citing medical needs related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must begin by submitting the Medical Accommodation Application form.
Applicants requesting an exemption based on this criterion must provide information from the attending physician stating the specific verifiable condition for which it is medically necessary for the student to be released and why. The burden of providing necessary documentation and evidence to support an accommodation request rests with the student.
Any student providing false, inaccurate, or misleading information as a basis in an accommodation request or a residency release form will be held accountable through any and all appropriate Residence Life, Student Conduct, civil, and criminal systems.