See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.
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.
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.
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.
As of July 20, 2020
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
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.
If you feel sick, stay home. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 provided by the CDC.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives in unexpected ways, but staying physically apart has brought about new, creative ways to virtually take care of one another. As Southeast Missouri State University transitioned its classes completely online during the spring semester, Dr. Brooke DeArman, Assistant Director of International Education and Services, International Student Services, felt it [...]
The Show Me Center, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a Community Blood Drive July 8-9 to help supplement summer blood shortages. Eligible donors are urged to donate. The blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. both days. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms [...]
As part of Gov. Mike Parson’s plan to rapidly increase COVID-19 testing volume to 7,500 tests per day in Missouri, Cape Girardeau County will be the site of a community sampling event from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 5 in Arena Park. More than 500 people have already registered for the June 5 event, and those [...]
7-20-20 Protect the Nest Guide
7-10-20 Face Coverings Required at Southeast Beginning July 13
6-23-20 Update to Students, Families from President Vargas
6-22-20 Update to Campus Community from President Vargas
5-27-20 Update from President Vargas
5-8-20 Student CARES Act Funding
5-8-20 Update from President Vargas
5-6-20 Spring 2020 Textbook Return Options, Information on Summer Texbooks, Course Materials
4-15-20 Provost's Letter to Students Regarding Grade Options
4-9-20 President Vargas Provides COVID-19 Updates
4-2-20 Letter to Greek Chapter Presidents
4-2-20 President Vargas Delivers Message Regarding Spring 2020 Commencement
3-30-20 Letter to Students from President Vargas
3-30-20 Opportunity to Request a Staff Mentor
3-26-20 Parking, Room and Board Fees Through Remainder of Spring Semester
3-22-20 Campus Update to Alumni from President Vargas
3 20-20 Letter to Illinois Residence Life Students
3-20-20 Transitioning to Telework and Limited On-Site Campus Presence
3-18-20 Greek Life Information
3-18-20 Housing Move-Out Information
3-18-20 Instruction, Campus Services Update
3-16-20 Letter from President Vargas
3-16-20 Employment Leave Guidelines
3-13-20 COVID-19 Campus Update
3-13-20 Letter to Deans, Department Chairs from Provost
3-13-20 Letter to Faculty from Provost
3-12-20 Southeast to Suspend In-Person Classes March 23-27
3-10-20 Preparedness Update
3-4-20: Travel Restrictions
1-29-20: General Coronavirus awareness information
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