Southeast Missouri State University

Whether your student is away from the home for the first time or has lived away previously, living in residence halls can be an exciting, positive experience. At the same time, students are likely to encounter some challenges. There are steps you can take prior to and for the duration of residency to help your student adapt and succeed with on-campus living. Parents, families, and friends play an important role in promoting their student’s success academically and socially.

Residence hall living is a very valuable experience for all students, and we are here to help your student grow and develop personally, socially, and academically. Call your student's Hall Director or the Office of Residence Life with any questions or concerns. We hear from concerned parents all of the time - it's a great part of our work when we talk with parents, families, and friends who care about their student.

Visiting your Southeast Student

Parents and families are welcome visitors to the residence halls. To make your visit easier and to help understand what’s expected of your student, please familiarize yourself with our guest policies before setting out. Throughout the year, parents and families are encouraged to attend special University events with their student. And of course, Cape Girardeau has a number of places to stay and family activities to take part in.

Students in the residence halls may have short-term guests any time during the semester. And of course, Cape Girardeau has a number of places to stay and family activities to take part in.

Keeping in Touch with your Southeast Student

For those who cannot visit in person, it is important to know that each room has a telephone line and available long-distance service for a nominal fee and students can receive mail and packages in their residence hall mailbox. Students especially enjoy receiving an occasional care package from home!

Residents are assigned a mailbox at the time of check-in. Both U.S. and campus mail are delivered daily, except Sunday, holidays, and other times the halls are closed. The typical sorting and delivery of mail to residence halls could add up to two days to the typical 'home delivery' schedule.

Residence Hall Addresses

(Be sure to include room numbers when sending mail)

Cheney Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
630 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Dearmont Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
360 Dearmont Circle
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Greek Housing

Student Name
Hall & Room #
1000 Towers Circle
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Henderson Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
373 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Myers Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
321 Dearmont Circle
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Merick Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
330 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Towers

Student Name
Hall & Tower ? and Room #
1000 Towers Circle
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4745

Vandiver Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
350 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

LaFerla Hall

Student Name
Hall & Room #
982 Greek Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

New Hall at River Campus

Student Name
Hall & Room #
518 South Fountain Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Safety and Security

Southeast Missouri State University and the Office of Residence Life share each student, parent, and family member’s concern about safety. To assist with this critical issue the University has worked to provide improved safety and security throughout the campus and in the residence halls. Students can only gain access to their residence hall using their University issued key or keycard. All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day.

Though we work to provide a safe community, safety depends on the student's personal behaviors. We ask that students follow some basic safety tips:

  • Keep your room locked
  • Report suspicious or unfamiliar people to the Office of Residence Life or the University Police Department
  • Do not leave personal property in lounges or other common areas unattended
  • Do not prop open doors to your residence hall
  • Register all guests

Missing Student Policy

Upon check in, each residence hall student is required to provide emergency contact information. If the resident is under 18 years old they must provide the contact information for their parent or legal guardian. This information will be used in the event the student is determined to be missing or in the event of a medical emergency. Students may update this information by contacting their Hall Director.

Missing students may be reported to either the University Police Department or any member of the Office of Residence Life staff. Upon notification of a potentially missing student, the Office of Residence Life, Dean of Students Office and the University Police will begin a joint investigation of the situation. Upon determination that a student is actually missing for more than 24 hours, the student's emergency contact will be notified. In the case that the missing person is under 18 years old, the parent or legal guardian will be notified.

Contact Us with Questions

Feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life with questions or concerns at (573) 651-2274 or residencelife@semo.edu. Please understand, however, that we are obligated to respect your student’s privacy and confidentiality. While we won’t be able to share specifics without your student’s written permission, we will be able to share general

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