900 students expected to move into dorms at Southeast Mo. State University

Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 4:49 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - New and transfer students will start moving in at Southeast Missouri State University for the fall semester.

Kendra Skinner, director of residence life at Southeast, said they are expecting 900 students to move into their dorms on Thursday, August 19.

Last year, students check in by going through a drive-thru. She said all students will check in at the Student Recreation Center or the Show Me Center at their designated time.

“We have a little over 500 returning students who have come back to campus already to help move in, so they will be available,” she said. “We didn’t have our volunteers last year, so we are happy to bring them back.”

Also this year, they pushed back the start time for when students can move in. It previously started at 6 a.m.

Skinner said move-in this year is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’re in the area, expect traffic delays as a lot of people will be moving into their new homes.

“If anyone thinks that Thursday is the time to just kind of wander through campus, leisurely, I would definitely say avoid the campus because when you have 900 students moving in, it’s not just one car. It’s the students’ cars, the parents’ cars, so some students will come with two or three cars and so it’s a lot of extra people we have on campus,” said Skinner.

Move-in will continue throughout the weekend.

The first day of classes will be Monday, August 23.

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