Residency Requirement

Are you wondering who is required to live in the residence halls? Southeast has established a requirement that all full-time students live on campus for two years. In accordance with the residency requirement, all full-time students must live on campus unless they meet at least one of the following criteria for exemption from the residency requirement:

  • Are living with lineal relatives (parent, grandparent) or legal guardian and commuting from their residence within a reasonable distance (50 miles) of Cape Girardeau.
  • Are 21 years of age by the beginning of the semester for which they are enrolled.
  • Are a military veteran.
  • Have completed at least 57 credit hours, which are accepted by the University towards earning a degree from Southeast.
  • Are married and/or have dependent children in residence.
  • Have lived in University housing at Southeast for two years (four semesters, not including summers).
Download a pdf copy of the Student Residency Release Application


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Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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