Students at Southeast Missouri State University wanting to move on campus this fall may be put on a waitlist. Students who sign up for on-campus housing after Aug. 9 are being put on a waitlist due to an over abundance of housing requests. Students who registered for housing before Aug. 9 will not be affected.
Last year, the university saw a 9 percent increase in freshman enrollment and an increased retention rate from previous years. The university is expecting a freshman class of 1,800 for Fall 2017. Residence Halls are currently at 100 percent occupancy.
To ease housing burdens, the university will be temporarily reopening Cheney Hall which has been closed for almost three years. The building was closed in 2015 due to foundation issues that have since been repaired.
As the semester progresses, Residence Life at Southeast expects some rooms to open. When they do, students in Cheney will be relocated to permanent housing.
All full-time students at Southeast are expected to live on campus for at least two years unless they live with family, are over the age of 21, have dependent children or spouses, or meet the sophomore requirement by the end of their first year at the university.