COVID-19 Information

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community. We’re working to monitor the coronavirus pandemic as we move forward in providing a quality academic experience and personal support for our students on campus.

Brief Update

Fall Classes:

Southeast is planning for in-person classes this fall and has made updates to the fall academic calendar. Additional online and flexible course offerings will also be available.

Campus Operations:

To maximize safety, campus is returning from telework in a gradual, phased-in process. Campus offices open for regular summer business hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning Monday, June 29. For assistance, view the COVID Contact Directory or the appropriate department website for the latest information.


July events are proceeding as scheduled, in accordance with campus event guidelines, unless otherwise noted. The Office of Admissions is currently scheduling individual personal tours.

Latest News

As of July 20, 2020

Protect the Nest

We know many of you are anxious to learn about the plan for this fall at Southeast Missouri State University. You will likely find campus life to be a bit different as we adjust to a new normal and the impacts of COVID-19. To prepare for those necessary changes and keep our community healthy, the University’s Emergency Response Team, its six subcommittees, and various faculty, staff, and student committees have developed a comprehensive Protect the Nest Return to Campus Plan to guide us in the months ahead. You’ll find information about our fall 2020 academic calendar, residence hall move-in, coursework changes, and health and safety practices, including our face covering requirement. We invite you to review and learn how you can help Protect the Nest!

Read the Guide

Staying Healthy

Use healthy practices

Wash your hands for 40-60 seconds with soap and water. Avoid touching your face. Maintain a six-foot distance from others and wear a face covering if you can’t. Cover your cough or sneeze.

Monitor your health

If you feel sick, stay home. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 provided by the CDC.

Stay informed

Southeast has a team working to create plans and guidelines to protect the health and well-being of our community. For more information, contact the task force team or email


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