Firearm Policy

The possession of and/or discharge of firearms and/or explosives on the University property is prohibited except by designated University agents or designated employees in the line of duty. Appropriate criminal actions will be initiated for violators of this policy.

Food Service

All requests for food service menus, meals, bakery orders, or pricing quotes may be obtained by contacting Chartwells Dining Services at (573) 651-2569. Food service in the University Center and in all other campus locations, excluding the Show Me Center and River Campus, must be furnished by Chartwells or other University contracted food service providers. Exceptions to this policy can be requested by completing an Exception to Catering Exclusivity form. This form must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to your event date.

No-Show Policy

Any group reserving a campus facility is expected to utilize the reservation. If a group fails to use a reserved room 3 times in a semester, all group reservations for the semester will be cancelled and the group will have all reservation privileges restricted for a specified period of time

Tobacco Policy

The Center for Disease Control has confirmed that indirect exposure to tobacco smoke can be harmful to one’s health. Therefore, smoking both indoors and outdoors is prohibited on University property and in University vehicles except in designated areas. This policy prohibits not only the smoking of cigarettes but also electronic cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs and water pipes except in designated areas. The use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited inside all University buildings other than student residential housing units. Procedures for implementation of this policy will be developed and maintained by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Undesirable Conduct Policy

Any person who engages in misconduct in Southeast Missouri State University Facilities may be requested to leave the premises. Misconduct shall be defined as behavior which in anyway defaces or damages the premises or obstructs or interferes with the intended use of the premises. Federal and state law, city ordinances, University Policy, and the Student Code of Conduct apply.

Building Hours

1. Regular building hours for operation are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Use of the facilities outside of the regular building hours may involve an additional charge to cover necessary support services. Events that extend beyond 10:30 p.m. or fall on University breaks or holidays must have special permission from Campus Life & Event Services.

Decorations

No room in the University Center may be decorated or altered temporarily, structurally, or otherwise, without first being approved by the Event Services & Scheduling staff of the University Center. Such permission must be granted at least two weeks in advance of any changes which are going to be made.

  • Suspending material from the ceiling or light fixtures is prohibited.
  • Glitter is not allowed unless it is glitter glue.
  • Confetti is not allowed.
  • The use of tape (scotch, masking, & duct), glue, thumbtacks or adhesive on the walls, ceilings, frames, columns, or staging for attaching any materials is not permitted unless special permission from the Event Services & Scheduling Office. Pictures are not to be removed from the walls. The University Center will determine in what manner decorations may be affixed to wall surfaces.
  • Paper may not be taped to wall surfaces and then written on under any circumstances due to bleed through, edge run-off, etc. Please reserve a flip chart stand if you are needing to take notes.
  • Open flames are strictly prohibited. Candles may be used ONLY if they are enclosed in a glass globe, bowl, holder, etc. Event hosts are encouraged to use battery-operated candles.
  • Fountains or other features containing significant amounts of water are prohibited without express written permission from the Assistant Director for Event Services & Scheduling.
  • The University Center reserves the right to charge a minimum fee of $50.00 surcharge for cleaning of decorations or excessive trash left after the event. Dress Code Appropriate attire is required in the University Center. Shoes or sandals, pants or shorts, and a shirt must be worn at all times.
Property Damage

All groups using the University Center facilities are responsible for any and all damages in their reserved area(s). The University Center reserves the right to bill any organization or department for damages or losses resulting from the use or misuse of the facilities or equipment. A contact person must sign the Reservation Confirmation agreeing to this policy.

  • No property of the University Center may be removed from the building or from place to place within the facility without consent from the Event Services & Scheduling Office.
  • The University Center reserves the right to charge at least a $50.00 surcharge for cleaning the area to return it to a condition adequate for continued use by other groups.
  • The University Center does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of any materials or equipment left in the building or in storage.
  • Suspending material from the ceiling or light fixtures is prohibited.
  • The use of tape, glue, thumbtacks or any form of adhesive on the walls, ceilings, frames, columns, or staging for attaching any materials is not permitted unless by special permission from the from the Event Services & Scheduling Office. Pictures are not to be removed from the walls.
  • Open flames are strictly prohibited. Candles may be used ONLY if they are enclosed in a glass globe, bowl, holder, etc.
  • Fountains or other features containing significant amounts of water are prohibited without express written permission from the Assistant Director for Event Services & Scheduling.
No-Show Policy

Any group reserving the University Center or other Campus Facilities is expected to use their reservations. If a group fails to use a reserved room 3 times in a semester, all group reservations for the semester will be cancelled and the group will have all reservation privileges restricted for a specified period of time.

Contact

573.651.2280
unischeduling@semo.edu
University Center
One University Plaza, MS 1250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701