Student parking has multiple common permit types, with the most common choices being a resident or commuter type permit.

Residents are students who are enrolled in classes and living in one of Southeast's residence halls. Students changing residence halls or moving off campus should contact Parking Services about replacement permits and waiting list arrangements.

Commuters are students enrolled at Southeast who do not live in a Residence Hall on campus. These students can get a parking permit starting their freshman year. 

Common Permit Options

  • Resident lots are available for residential students.
  • Commuter lots are available for commuter students.
  • All student parking lots are serviced by the university shuttle service
  • Students with a valid resident parking permit may park in any Commuter parking lot between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • The cost of parking is:
    • $180 purchased in Fall
    • $150 purchased in Spring
    • $79 purchased in Summer (Summer permits are valid in any student parking lot.)

  • Evening Only permits may be purchased by students needing to park on campus after 2 p.m.
  • Evening Only permits may park in COMMUTER parking lots.
  • Evening permits are valid for two-hour parking in designated spaces in parking lot 5-3 at the Student Recreation Center before 2 p.m. for use of the Rec Center only.
  • The cost of Evening Only parking is:
    • a. $75 purchased in Fall
    • b. $56 purchased in Spring

River Campus is considered an open permit lot. As long as you have a valid parking permit, you may utilize the River Campus parking areas. Please make sure that if you are going to use a handicap space, you have a valid SEMO parking permit as well as a valid Handicap parking placard/license plate. This lot may be reserved for events held at the campus. So, overnight parking is restricted between the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Parking is free and will be valid for the class time plus 40 minutes for a single semester.

  • Graduate assistants are issued parking permits based on verification by the Graduate Office.
  • Graduate Assistant permits are valid in ANY STUDENT parking lot.

Motorcycle and Scooter Parking

Permits are available as a regular parking permit option for students at the cost of: • Fall, Spring, and Summer - $75

  • Spring and Summer - $56
  • Summer - $42 Permits are available as additional or upgrade parking permit options for students when a regular permit for a motor vehicle has been purchased during the same academic period at a cost of:
  • Fall, Spring and Summer - $25
  • Spring and Summer - $15
  • Summer - $5 Permits must be displayed on the front fork, fender, or windshield. The permit number must be visible from the front of the motorcycle. Failure to register a motorized scooter/motorcycle will result in University parking citations when appropriate and/or impounding or towing when necessary. Citations and impounding will be issued using current University parking policy and violation fines.

Temporary parking

If a student needs to drive a vehicle other than the one with their parking permit, a temporary permit must be obtained from Parking Services for a fee of $1 a day and $5 per week, and displayed from the rearview mirror of the vehicle being driven. Temporary parking is assigned based on the lot for which the purchased decal is valid.

If a vehicle will be parked on campus temporarily, and no decal has been previously purchased, a special permit can be obtained for display, and parking will be restricted certain parking lots.

Handicap Parking Permits

  • Only vehicles displaying state-issued handicap license plates/placards may park in handicap spaces.
    • Note: If you are driving in a vehicle with a handicap placard/license plate that is not registered to you, you may only utilize the handicap parking spaces if the handicapped/disabled individual is in the vehicle with you. Use of a handicapped parking space without a handicapped/disabled occupant will result in the placard being confiscated. You will also be referred to the Office of Student Conduct if you are a student and/or receive a Municipal Ticket from the City of Cape Girardeau. Employees will receive a Municipal Ticket from the City of Cape Girardeau.
  • Faculty, staff, and students must display a University parking permit along with their handicap plates/placards and notify Parking Services of their handicap placards or plates.
  • All handicapped parking is issued by your state licensing agency.
  • In the event all handicapped spaces are taken, the vehicle may park in the next available parking space that is not reserved. (Parking meters are considered reserved spaces)
  • Additional handicapped parking is available at the Transit Nexus at the MMTF. This area is serviced by the University shuttle. All shuttles are handicap accessible and are the accessible route to the entire campus, as well as the River Campus.
  • Hash marks next to the handicap spaces are part of the adjacent handicap space. These are not intended for park and are meant for accessible ramp access.

Parking Maps

Southeast has parking lots across campus. Find the right permit for you with our interactive parking map.

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