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2020 Southeast Missouri ...
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2020 Southeast Missouri ...
Mission
WELCOME   Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University! You've made
          an excellent choice. You've chosen a university that allows and
          encourages you to grow. Here, you'll receive personal support                                                                                     Southeast Missouri State University provides
          to propel you forward on your individual path. Consider this                                                                                      student-centered education and experiential
          handbook a roadmap and resource for your journey at Southeast.                                                                                    learning with a foundation of liberal arts and
                                                                                                                                                            sciences, embracing a tradition of access,
          The first year in college is a time of real transformation and
          growth, so don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and                                                                                    exceptional teaching, and commitment to
          explore all we have to offer. Immerse yourself in one of our 145+                                                                                 student success that significantly contributes
          majors or 100+ minors. Feel free to speak up in your classes and                                                                                  to the development of the region and beyond
          join one (or a few) of our 200+ student organizations. Do not
          be afraid to ask questions and know that you are not doing this
          alone. Your time at Southeast will undoubtedly prepare you to be                                                                                  Vision
          competitive and successful in life.                                                                                                               Southeast Missouri State University
                                                                                                                                                            strives to be one of the nation’s most
          Travel. Learn. Work. Win. Serve. Lead. Live.                                                                                                      academically competitive regional
          Use this time to build your confidence. You are headed for
                                                                                                                                                            comprehensive universities, recognized
          amazing achievements.
                                                                                                                                                            for excellence in education, research,
          We can’t wait to see what you do,                                                                                                                 engagement, and creativity.

          Katie Krodinger
          Director of New Student Programs
          kkrodinger@semo.edu

          TABLE OF CONTENTS
          Fall Semester Calendar...........................................................................1                   Student Financial Services................................................................... 7
              Academic Advising.............................................................................1                     FAFSA (Applying for Aid).............................................................. 7
          Jumpstart Your Schedule.....................................................................2                           Endowed & Sponsored Scholarships......................................8
              A College Degree................................................................................2                   Types of Aid...........................................................................................8
              Course Placement..............................................................................2                     Tuition and Fees..................................................................................9
              Jane Stephens Honors Program...............................................2                                        Cost Calculator....................................................................................9
              Dean's List..............................................................................................2          Billing and Payment..........................................................................9
          General Education Program................................................................3                           Resources..................................................................................................... 12
              General Education Courses..........................................................3                                Student Resources.......................................................................... 12
          Residence Life.............................................................................................5            Academic Resources...................................................................... 13
              Residence Life Services.................................................................5                           Engagement Resources................................................................15
              Meal Plans..............................................................................................5           Health, Wellness, & Safety Resources..................................16
              Campus Dining locations...............................................................6
          Commuter Students.................................................................................6
              Parking......................................................................................................6

               Have you accessed the Admitted Student Checklist?
               / You can see real-time information on your status for housing, scholarships, financial aid,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DIAL 573
                 and other important items to make sure you’re prepared to arrive this fall!                                                                                                          Ready to make a
               / Log into your My Southeast portal at portal.semo.edu and go to the Admitted Students tab.                                                                                            phone call? Dial 573
                 Click on “Admitted Student Checklist” under Bookmarks Plus.                                                                                                                          for the area code for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                      numbers on campus
               / After you start classes, you will gain access to the Current Student Checklist. This will be a                                                                                       or in Cape Girardeau
                 valuable resource throughout your time at Southeast. View the Current Student Checklist                                                                                              County.
                 from the Student SS tab.
2020 Southeast Missouri ...
PAYMENT DUE                                           Enter these dates in your 2020 calendar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FALL SEMESTER 2020
                                                                      View the Academic Calendar online at semo.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.
Students who registered for classes
through July 13, 2020 for the fall                    Registration Begins..........................................................................................................................................................................Mon. Apr. 13
semester must have all fees and                       Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation..............................................................................................................................Fri. Aug. 07
charges (including room and meals)                    Textbook Services Begins Distributing Books.....................................................................................................Mon. Aug. 17
paid by August 3, 2020, using any of
the payment methods listed below.                     CLASSES BEGIN................................................................................................................................................................................ MON. AUG. 24
Failure to pay account balances                       Last Day to Add First Eight-Week Class...................................................................................................................Wed. Aug. 26
by August 3, 2020 may result in                       Last Day to Add a Full Semester Class...........................................................................................................................Fri. Aug. 28
CANCELLATION of class schedule                        Last Day to Audit or Take as Pass/Fail a First Eight-Week Class.........................................................Fri. Sep. 04
and/or room assignments.
                                                      LABOR DAY--NO CLASSES (University Offices will be closed)........................................................ Mon. Sep. 07
Students who register for or add                      Last Day to Drop a First Eight-Week Class..................................................................................................................Fri. Sep. 25
classes on or after July 14, 2020 must                Last Day to Audit or Take as Pass/Fail a Full Semester Class..................................................................Fri. Sep. 25
have all related fees and charges
resulting from this activity (including               Fall Break.............................................................................................................................................................................. Thu.-Fri. Oct. 08-09
room and meals) paid by September                     Mid-Term Grade Reporting..................................................................................................................................Fri.-Mon. Oct. 09-19
3, 2020, using any of the payment                     Textbook Services Sale........................................................................................................................................... Mon.-Fri. Oct. 12-16
methods listed below. Failure to pay                  Second Half of Semester Begins...................................................................................................................................... Mon. Oct. 19
account balances by September 3,
2020 may result in CANCELLATION                       Mid-Term Grades Posted to Web...................................................................................................................................... Tue. Oct. 20
of classes and housing assignment, if                 Last Day to Add Second Eight-Week Class............................................................................................................Wed. Oct. 21
applicable.                                           Students with Approved Graduation Applications must have
                                                      Candidate Information Submitted.........................................................................................................................................Fri. Oct. 23
*Note: You may not receive a billing
statement for this registration activity.             Last Day to Audit or Take as Pass/Fail a Second Eight-Week Class..................................................Fri. Oct. 30
                                                      Homecoming.............................................................................................................................................................................................Sat. Oct. 31
PAYMENT METHODS:                                      Last Day to Drop a Second Eight-Week Class....................................................................................................... Fri. Nov. 20
1. Fees and charges paid in full.                     LAST DAY TO DROP A FULL SEMESTER CLASS/WITHDRAW FROM THE UNIVERSITY......FRI. NOV. 20
2. Fees and charges deferred by                       Thanksgiving Break.....................................................................................................................................................Wed.-Fri. Nov. 25-27
   confirmed financial aid.
                                                      Final Examinations...................................................................................................................................................... Mon.-Fri. Dec. 14-18
3. Fees and charges paid by
                                                      Commencement Activities.........................................................................................................................................................Sat. Dec. 19
   enrollment in the Installment
   Payment Plan.                                      Last Day to Return Textbooks (By 4:00 p.m.)......................................................................................................Mon. Dec. 21
                                                      Final Grades Posted to Web....................................................................................................................................................Tue. Dec. 22

                                                                          STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL AID SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IT MAY
                                                                        BE AFFECTED IF THEY DROP BELOW THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS

Academic Advising
Every student at Southeast has an academic advisor who can serve as a guide and resource to aid you in your pursuit of academic success. Plan to collaborate
with them each semester. They can assist you with deciding on or declaring a major or minor, adding and dropping classes, and ensuring you stay on your path to
degree completion.
Your advisor’s name and contact information can always be found in your Student Checklist and Degree Works within your Portal. You can also contact the
appropriate Advising Center for assistance. More details at semo.edu/advising.

Academic Advising / Polytech Building                                                                          Holcomb Success Center
/ Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing                                                         Student-athletes
/ College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics                                                  Upper Level, Holcomb Success Center
Polytechnic Building 301                                                                                       986-6007
651-5090                                                                                                       athleticacademic@semo.edu
advising@semo.edu

                                                                                                               Southeast Online
Academic Advising / Academic Hall                                                                              online.semo.edu
/ Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media                                                            651-2766
/ College of Humanities and Social Sciences                                                                    southeastonline@semo.edu
/ College of Education, Health and Human Studies
/ Undecided/Exploratory
Academic Hall 057
651-2007
advising@semo.edu

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A College Degree                                        / Mathematics Placement Options                          Dean's List
JUMPSTART YOUR SCHEDULE   / Minimum of 120 hours of credit                        Placement is determined by Math ACT/SAT                  Students who meet the following criteria will
                                                                                  score, previous college credit, or placement testing     be eligible for the Dean’s Honor List:
                          • Most courses are worth 3 semester hours of credit.    (upon request).
                            A course typically meets Monday, Wednesday,                                                                    • Full time student and complete 12 hours of
                                                                                  • Math ACT 0-14 (Math SAT 0-359) will place                 standard graded (A-F) credit hours
                            and Friday (M-W-F) for 50 minutes each day or
                                                                                    into MA050
                            Tuesday and Thursday (T-R) for 75 minutes each                                                                 • Achieve a semester GPA of 3.75 or higher
                            day every week of the 16-week semester.               • Math ACT 15-21 (Math SAT 360-519) will place
                                                                                                                                           • Achieve no grade less than a ‘B'
                                                                                    into General Education-Level Math (based
                          / General Education                                       on major) and an associated required lab               • Receive no failing grades in credit/no credit
                          • The General Education program provides                  component OR MA115.                                       or pass/fail courses
                            knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable        • Math ACT 22+ (Math SAT 520+) General                   Only courses in which grade points are
                            students to lead full and productive lives.             Education-Level Math (based on major)                  applied to the cumulative GPA are used to
                          • The program consists of a total of 42 hours.                                                                   determine eligibility. At the end of each fall
                                                                                  • Math ACT 24+ (Math SAT 560+) MA139
                                                                                                                                           or spring semester, a student who meets the
                          • For more details, see p. 3.                             (if required by major)
                                                                                                                                           requirements for the Dean’s List will be able
                                                                                  • Math ACT 26+ (Math SAT 600+) MA140                     to download the dean’s list certificate from
                          / Major                                                   (if required by major)                                 the student portal. Select the current term
                          • A specialized area of study in which a degree                                                                  and locate the certificate. The certificate can
                                                                                  Department of Mathematics
                            is earned.                                                                                                     either be printed or saved to the desktop.
                                                                                  651-2164 | semo.edu/math
                          • Hours required in a major can range from 30 to 60.                                                             The student will be notified via the Southeast
                          • Majors with 30-40 hours generally require a minor.                                                             email account that the certificate is available
                                                                                                                                           to download.
                          / Minor                                                 Jane Stephens
                          • An area of study that compliments your major and/     Honors Program
                            or gives you a broader base of knowledge.             Honors House, 603 North Henderson Avenue
                          • Minors can be completed whether required or not.      651-2513 | semo.edu/honors                                 Enrollment at your
                          • Minors generally require between 15 and 21 hours.     honors@semo.edu
                                                                                                                                             First STEP Orientation
                          / Minimum 2.0 GPA overall                               The Jane Stephens Honors Program offers
                                                                                  educational opportunities tailored to the needs,           How many classes should I take?
                          • A minimum 2.0 GPA in your major (transfer
                            students must also have a 2.0 GPA in major courses    aspirations, and motivations of students with              Five classes (15 credit hours) are
                            at Southeast) and a minimum 2.0 GPA in course         superior intellectual and creative abilities. Students     considered a normal course load. You must
                            work taken at Southeast.                              can earn honors credit in specially-designated             enroll in 12 credit hours to be a full-time
                                                                                  honors sections of courses or by contracting for           student. It is important not to overload
                          • Some degrees and majors have higher GPA                                                                          yourself since the first semester will be a
                                                                                  credit in non-honors sections taught by honors
                            requirements. Always check your Degree Works                                                                     time of transition for you.
                                                                                  faculty. Honors courses emphasize creative and
                            audit for specific GPA requirements.
                                                                                  active learning with attention to student initiative.
                          / Other requirements for graduation                     In addition, the Jane Stephens Honors Program              How should I choose a schedule?
                                                                                  offers co-curricular and social activities through         Your academic advisor assists you with
                          • WP003 – Writing proficiency assessment taken
                                                                                  which honors students can meet other members of            course planning. A typical first-year student
                            after 75 hours completed
                                                                                  the honors community and enjoy a more rewarding            schedule looks like this:
                          / Elective Credits                                      and enriching University experience.
                          • Used as additional classes to complete the 120                                                                   / UI100
                                                                                  To be admitted, students with less than 15                   First-Year Seminar Course is required of
                            hours required for graduation.
                                                                                  semester hours of college credit must have a                 all beginning first-year students.
                          • Any course in which a student has an interest.        cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0
                          • Students must meet all prerequisites required.        scale (or its equivalent) and an ACT composite             / English and Math Course
                                                                                  score of at least 27 (or SAT composite of 1280).             Based on your placement; your advisor
                          • Taking a course in which you have an interest may
                            help you decide on a major.                                                                                        will assist in selecting the appropriate
                                                                                  Students who do not meet this criteria (including
                                                                                                                                               courses.
                                                                                  transfer students) may be admitted to the Jane
                                                                                  Stephens Honors Program once they have                     / General Education / Major Course
                          Course Placement                                        completed 15 semester hours of college credit                Subsequent pages outline course options
                                                                                  (including dual credit classes) with a cumulative            for 100-200 level General Education
                          / English Placement Options                             college GPA of at least 3.5.                                 courses. Some majors have required
                          Placement is determined by the Writing Placement                                                                     General Education courses. Your advisor
                          Exam, English ACT score, SAT ERW score or previous      Completion of the Jane Stephens Honors Program               helps you select the appropriate General
                          college credit.                                         requires 24 hours of honors credit including 6               Education courses.
                                                                                  hours at the upper-division level, a senior honors
                          • EN099 - Writing Skills Workshop (non-degree
                                                                                  project, and maintaining at least 3.5 cumulative
                            credit) taken concurrently with EN100, if required.
                                                                                  GPA.
                          • EN100 - English Composition (General
                            Education requirement)
                                                                                     Need a transcript? Transferring credit to Southeast? Already planning for graduation? The
                          • EN140 - Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (General            Registrar’s Office supports all students at Southeast related to their academic record. Visit
                            Education requirement)                                   semo.edu/registrar to view the bulletin, policies and procedures, and find useful forms and
                            See p. 13 for more details.                              information about course registration.
                          Center for Writing Excellence
                          651-2460 | semo.edu/writing                                Academic Hall 057
                                                                                     651-2250
                                                                                     registrar@semo.edu

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General Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Office of General Education                                               General Education Courses
Academic Hall 132A
986-6777 I generaleducation@semo.edu
                                                                          SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES / 9 Credit Hours Total
At Southeast, we are very proud of our General Education program          Social & Behavioral Sciences—6 credit hours
as it provides learning experiences for all undergraduate students
and offers a range of courses across these areas:                         AG201 World Food & Society ..........................................................................................              3
• Social/Behavioral Sciences (students take 3-4 courses)                  AN100 Foundations of Human Behavior ..................................................................                             3
• Communication (students take 3-4 courses)                               AN101 Observing Other Cultures ............................................................................                       3
• Natural and Mathematical Sciences (students take 3-4 courses)           AN181 Cultural Anthropology ....................................................................................                  3
• Humanities and Fine Arts (students take 3-4 courses)                    AN182 Introduction to Archaeology.............................................................................                     3
• Freshman Seminar “Connecting with Southeast” course—UI100               CD110 Language & the Culture of the Deaf ...........................................................                               3
   (required for most students)                                           CF102 Relationships in the 21st Century..................................................................                          3
/ Meeting the General Education Requirements                              EC101 Economic Problems & Policies ..................................................................                             3
To complete the requirements for our General Education program,           EC215 Principles of Microeconomics ....................................................................                           3
students must earn at least 42 credits in the appropriate categories.     FA104 Beyond Project Runway .....................................................................................                  3
At Southeast, we provide extensive advising support and other             FE200 Family Resource Management .......................................................................                           3
resources to help students take the right number of courses in the
right categories. It is our goal to ensure students explore topics that   GG140 Physical Geography  ........................................................................................                3
interest them without taking more credits than are required.              GG150 People & Places of the World .....................................................................                          3
                                                                          GG180 Cultural Geography ...............................................................................................           3
/ Compliance with CORE 42 Requirements
  for Transfer Students                                                   HL120 Health Perspectives .............................................................................................            3
The General Education program at Southeast provides abundant
                                                                          MC101 Mass Communication & Society ...................................................................                             3
courses for transfer students that align with the CORE 42                 MN220 Engineering Economic Analysis ....................................................................                           3
curriculum for the state of Missouri. These courses are guaranteed        OS200 Survey of Social Science ....................................................................................                3
to transfer to any two-year or four-year public institution for higher
education in Missouri.                                                    PE201 Sport & Society .......................................................................................................      3
                                                                          PL245 Social Philosophy ...................................................................................................        3
                                                                          PS104 Comparative Political Systems  .................................................................                            3
                                                                          PY101 Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior ...........................                                                    3
                                                                          PY120/CF120 The Child: Development, Conception to Adolescence .......                                                              3
                                                                          PY220 Psychological Development Across the Lifespan ..........................                                                    3
    Why UI100?                                                            PY222 Development of the Adolescent ...................................................................
                                                                          RC100 Leisure in a Diverse Culture .............................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                             3
                                                                                                                                                                                                             3
    At Southeast, your education begins                                   SO102 Society, Culture, & Social Behavior .........................................................                               3
    with UI100: First-Year Seminar                                        SO120 Cities & Society........................................................................................................     3
    For students who start at Southeast with fewer than 24
    credit hours, UI100 is required and will count as 3 of the
                                                                          SW207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity...............................................                                     3
    5 Additional Requirement credit hours in the General
    Education Program.                                                    Constitution Requirement—3 credit hours
    We know your first­semester in college can be challenging,            PS103 United States Political Systems ................................................................ 3
    so we have designed a course to assist you in your transition
    to Southeast. This course focuses on building your skills and
                                                                          US105 American History I ............................................................................................ 3
    knowledge as it relates to critical thinking, writing, speaking,      US107 American History II ........................................................................................... 3
    career planning, and developing cultural competence. You                    Civics Exam................................................................................................................. 0
    will also be introduced to services and resources available to
    you during your time at Southeast.                                    COMMUNICATIONS / 9 Credit Hours Total
    One resource we believe you will find useful is the textbook          Written Communication—6 credit hours
    for the course called First-Year Seminar: Connecting to
    Southeast. This custom textbook, now in its 3rd edition, is           EN100          English Composition ........................................................................................       3
    written by faculty, staff, and students at Southeast and will         EN140          Rhetoric & Critical Thinking ........................................................................              3
    help you during your first year and beyond. Pick yours up
    from the Southeast Bookstore before classes begin this fall!
                                                                          EN190          Writing & the Environment ...............................................................................           3
                                                                          PL115          Philosophical Writing ...........................................................................................   3
General Education Program Key                                             Oral Communication—3 credit hours
    Indicates a CORE 42 course, guaranteed to transfer to any
     public institution of higher education in Missouri
                                                                          SC105          Fundamentals of Oral Communication .................................................                               3
    Includes lab                                                         SC107          Online Oral Presentations .................................................................................         3
     Students can only use one of these courses toward their             SC155          Interpersonal Communication ...................................................................                    3
     general education requirements.                                      SW121          Helping Skills for the Human Services ......................................................                        3
    UI100 Freshman Seminar is required for all students unless
     they transfer with more than 24 credit hours from another
     institution. This does not include credit hours from dual
     enrollment, dual credit, military credit, or early college credit.

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GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM   NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
                            / 10 Credit Hours Total
                                                                                                                                                                 GN220      German Literature ...........................................................................................      3
                                                                                                                                                                 LI205      The Art of Film ..............................................................................................    3
                            Natural Sciences—7 credit hours from two disciplines1                                                                                LI220      Fiction & the Human Experience .......................................................                            3
                            One course must have a lab
                                                                                                                                                                 LI221      Poetry & the Human Experience ........................................................                            3
                            AO120/AO125 Plant Science  .............................................................................. 4                         LI222      Mythic Dimensions of Literature..............................................................                      3
                            AY101 Animal Science .................................................................................................. 3            LI243      Children’s Literature .......................................................................................      3
                            BI163 Evolution & Ecology .............................................................................. 4                         LI256      The Variety of Literature .........................................................................               3
                            BS103 Human Biology .............................................................................................. 3                LI260      English Literature I .....................................................................................        3
                            BS105 Environmental Biology .............................................................................. 3                        LI261      English Literature II ....................................................................................        3
                            BS107 Investigations in Biology ......................................................................... 3                         LI270      American Literature I ................................................................................            3
                            BS108 Biology for Living ......................................................................................... 3                LI271      American Literature II ...............................................................................            3
                            BS151 Biological Reasoning ................................................................................. 3                      MH252      Evolution of Music Style...........................................................................               3
                            BS218/BS118   Biological Science: A Process Approach ...................... 4                                                       MM101      Theories of Music in Culture .....................................................................                 3
                            CH180 Chemistry in Our World ............................................................................ 3                         MU182      Music: An Artistic Expression ..............................................................                      3
                            CH181/CH081/CH001 Basic Principles of Chemistry ....................... 5                                                          MU190      Jazz Appreciation .......................................................................................         3
                            CH185/CH085/CH005 General Chemistry ............................................... 5                                              PG284      Photography Fundamentals ......................................................................                    3
                            FN235 Nutrition for Health .................................................................................... 3                   PL110      Readings in Philosophy ............................................................................               3
                            GG140 Physical Geography ................................................................................... 3                      PL120      Symbolic Logic I ...........................................................................................      3
                            GO150/GO050 Earth Science: Environmental Hazards ................... 4                                                             PL203      Aesthetics & the Arts ....................................................................................         3
                            PH106/PH006 Physical Concepts ................................................................ 3                                   PL204      Ethical Theory ...............................................................................................    3
                            PH109/PH009 Exploring the Universe ...................................................... 3                                        RS101      World Religions .............................................................................................     3
                            PH120/PH020 Introductory Physics I ........................................................ 5                                      RS201      New Testament Literature ..........................................................................                3
                            PH218 Physical Science: A Process Approach .......................................... 3                                             RS202      Old Testament Literature ............................................................................              3
                            PH230 General Physics I ..................................................................................... 5                    SN100      Spanish Language & Culture I .............................................................                        3
                            Mathematics—3 credit hours                                                                                                           SN120      Spanish Language & Culture II ............................................................                        3
                                                                                                                                                                 SN200      Spanish Language & Culture III ...............................................................                     3
                            MA115/116 Precalculus A ...................................................................................... 5/3
                                                                                                                                                                 SN215      Spanish for Healthcare Professions III ................................................                            3
                            MA117 Precalculus B .................................................................................................. 3
                                                                                                                                                                 SN220      Hispanic Literature .....................................................................................         3
                            MA123 Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling .............................................. 3
                                                                                                                                                                 TH100      Theatre Appreciation ................................................................................             3
                            MA128 Numbers & Operations for Educators ................................................. 4
                                                                                                                                                                 TH101      Acting for Non-Majors ..............................................................................              3
                            MA137 Precalculus ...................................................................................................... 5
                                                                                                                                                                 TH223      Movement for Actor I  ...........................................................................                3
                            MA155 Statistical Reasoning ................................................................................. 3
                                                                                                                                                                 TH275      Stage Management  ...............................................................................                3
                            HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS / 9 Credit Hours Total                                                                                        WH100      African Civilization ..........................................................................................    3
                            Choose 9 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines2                                                                                   WH110      Chinese Civilization ........................................................................................      3
                            AH110 Art History Survey I ....................................................................................                 3   WH125      Islamic Civilization ...........................................................................................   3
                            AH210 Art History Survey II ..................................................................................                  3   WH130      Latin American Civilization ....................................................................                  3
                            AR100 Drawing I  ......................................................................................................        3
                                                                                                                                                                 Ensemble Courses
                            AR104 2D Design ..............................................................................................................   3   Students who accumulate three credit hours of ensemble courses will
                            AR108 Drawing in Society ...........................................................................................             3   be able to apply these credits toward the Humanities and Fine Arts
                            AR111 Ceramics: A Metaphor for Understanding ....................................                                               3   requirement. Students who wish to do this will need to seek guidance
                            AR112 Perspectives in Art .....................................................................................                 3   from the Music Department.
                            CF233 Creative Thought & Expression in Children .....................................                                            3   MU275      Percussion Ensemble                                MU391            Concert Band
                            CN100 Chinese Language & Culture I .............................................................                                3   MU384      Guitar Ensemble                                    MU392            Orchestra
                            DA100 Dance Appreciation ........................................................................................                3   MU386      Marching Band                                      MU394            University Choir
                            DA282 Movement Improvisation ........................................................................                           3   MU387      Jazz Band                                          MU397            Chamber Choir
                            DS104 Exploring Interior Design .............................................................................                    3   MU389      Choral Union                                       MU398            Opera Theatre
                            EH101 Early European Civilization ....................................................................                          3   MU390      Wind Symphony
                            EH103 Modern European Civilization ..............................................................                               3
                                                                                                                                                                 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS / 5-6 Credit Hours Total
                            EH115 Ancient Greece & Rome ...............................................................................                      3
                            EL274/SE275 Diversity in America’s Schools ..................................................                                    3   For Transfer Students: Any Core 42 course ................................................ 2/3
                            FR100 French Language & Culture I ................................................................                              3   For Non-Transfer Students: Any course credit .............................................. 2/3
                            FR120 French Language & Culture II ..............................................................                               3   For Non-Transfer Students: UI100 Freshman Seminar ............................. 3
                            FR200 French Language & Culture III ..................................................................                           3
                                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                                  A discipline is denoted by a course code prefix. Exceptions: AO and AI are the same
                                                                                                                                                                 discipline; BS and BI are the same discipline
                            FR220 French Literature ..............................................................................................           3   2
                                                                                                                                                                   A discipline is denoted by a course code prefix. Exceptions: CN, FR, GN, SN are the
                            GN100 German Language & Culture I .............................................................                                 3   same discipline; EH and WH are the same discipline; MH, MM, and MU are the same
                            GN120 German Language & Culture II ............................................................                                 3   discipline.
                            GN200 German Language & Culture III ...............................................................                              3

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Office of Residence Life

                                                                                                                                                                          RESIDENCE LIFE
                                                       / ResNet/Computer Access
Towers Complex 102
                                                         All residence halls are equipped with WiFi/or have
                                                         easy access to a University computer lab. For
                                                                                                                  Residence Hall Rates
651-2274 | semo.edu/residencelife                                                                                 (per semester)
                                                         access to the Internet and University network
                                                                                                                  Based on 2019-2020 rates
Residence Life at Southeast is a vibrant, growing        in student rooms, plug into ResNet. ResNet
program that provides excellent living and learning      provides reliable 24-hour access to the Internet         Hall                   Standard Room*
accommodations for all types of students in a            via WiFi or LAN connection.
                                                                                                                  Dobbins RCC                            $3,416
variety of residence halls. Students living in the
residence halls have an incredible opportunity         / Custodial Service                                        LaFerla                                $3,416
to make friends, interact with faculty members,          Our custodial staff takes great pride in keeping         Merick                                 $3,416
participate in a variety of programs, learn about        the public areas clean. The public areas for             Vandiver                               $3,332
others, and succeed academically. Each residence         which our custodial staff are responsible include:       Myers                                  $3,332
hall is staffed by a hall director who works with        hallways, lounges, lobbies, and community                Towers North & West                    $3,332
the student staff members to assist residents in         bathrooms.                                               Towers East & South (Single)           $3,305
addressing problems, present programs, and assist                                                                 Group Housing                          $2,797
in a student’s success at Southeast. The Office of     / Maintenance and Repair Service                           Towers East & South (Double)           $2,542
Residence Life provides full services for students       Occasionally, repairs may be necessary in student
who have questions about their meal plans,               rooms or on a student’s floor. When these
rooms, or any other concern about their living           situations arise, students should complete a             Residence Hall Fees
arrangements.                                            maintenance request online at facilities.semo.edu.       Per Semester
In an effort to maximize students’ college
                                                                                                                  (included in the rates above)
                                                       / Cable Television
experiences, Southeast requires all full-time            Expanded basic cable television is available in          Residence Hall Association                $15
students to live on-campus during their first two        all student rooms. All residence halls have cable        Technology                                $30
years of school.                                         television in the hall and floor lounges. Students
                                                                                                                  Cable TV                                  $30
Exceptions to this policy exist for:                     need to bring their own TVs (equipped with a
                                                         QAM digital tuner) and coax cable cord.
/ Students commuting from a parent/guardian(s)                                                                    *Private rooms are an additional cost. See
  home (within 50 miles of campus)                                                                                semo.edu/pdf/reslife.academic-rates.pdf
                                                       / Laundry Facilities
/ Veterans                                                                                                        for details.
                                                         Washers and dryers are located in each residence
/ Married students                                       hall. All costs for laundry are included in the
                                                         room rate, so there is nothing for students to pay
/ Students with dependents
/ Students over the age of 21
                                                         each time they do laundry. Laundry facilities are
                                                         located on the ground floor in LaFerla, Merick,
                                                                                                               Meal Plans
/ Students with at least 57 degree credit hours          Myers, Towers East, and Towers South. In              Southeast offers a variety of meal plan options to fit
  (minimum 42 hours post-high school)                    Dobbins Center, Group/Greek Housing, Towers           every student’s taste! Whether a student is on campus
                                                         North, and Towers West, the laundry facilities are    all day or off campus at an internship, Southeast’s
How do I register for on-campus                          located on each floor.                                dining service provider, Chartwells Educational
housing?                                                                                                       Dining Services, offers delicious and nutritious food,
                                                       / Parking                                               attractively presented, and available up to 17 hours
Once a student has been admitted to Southeast,           All residence hall students must register             per day!
they will receive information on completing a            their vehicles with the Department of Public
contract for University Housing via an online            Safety, Parking Services division. Students may       All residential students are required to select one of
process. Once a student has completed their online       obtain parking decals for designated lots from        our meal plans. The amount of Flex Dollars listed with
contract they must submit a $150 housing deposit         Parking Services. A shuttle bus runs regularly        each meal plan is for a semester.
before they are considered for assignment to one         from residence halls, academic buildings, and
of our residence halls. Hall, room, and roommate                                                               The 2019–2020 meal plan options are available in
                                                         parking areas. For more details, see p. 17 or         Classic or Premium:
assignments are generally distributed during the         visit semo.edu/parking.
first part of July for students beginning classes
in the fall and during the first week of January for                                                            Number       Semester      Semester       Semester
                                                       / Air Conditioning                                       of meals       Flex          Cost           Cost
students beginning classes in the spring.                Air conditioning is available in all residence hall    per week      Dollars      (Classic)     (Premium)
                                                         rooms.
Required Vaccination                                                                                                19           $58         $1,599         $1,686
All students living in on-campus housing are
required to be vaccinated against bacterial
                                                       Residence Hall Association                                   15           $70         $1,476         $1,558
meningitis or have an exemption for medical or         Towers Complex 112
religious reasons on file. Vaccination records and     semo.edu/residencelife/RHA                                   10           $80         $1,306         $1,369
exemption forms must be on file with the Office        RHA is the governing body for all on-campus                  5           $135           $1,127       $1,179
of Residence Life by the first Friday of classes, as   residents. RHA membership is open to all residents
required by Missouri state law. Failure to provide                                                                            Towers
                                                       and includes formal representation from each             90 Block                       $925
them by that date may result in the cancellation                                                                             Café Only
                                                       hall. RHA meets every week and residents are
of the student’s housing contract, with applicable     encouraged to attend.
charges, thereby impacting the student’s ability to                                                            Classic or Premium, what’s the
live on campus and remain in classes.                  Recent achievements of RHA include working with         difference?
                                                       the Office of Residence Life to increase security
                                                                                                               Classic meal plans allow students to use only one
Residence Life Services                                measures on campus, helping to address student
                                                       concerns in the residence halls and food service
                                                                                                               meal during a specific meal time (breakfast, lunch, and
/ Customer Service Desk                                                                                        dinner) up to their total number of meals per week.
                                                       areas, and assisting students in attending regional
  Each residence hall has access to a service desk                                                             Once a meal plan is used during a specific meal time,
                                                       and national leadership conferences.
  which provides students with services such as                                                                the student will only be able to use Flex Dollars, cash,
  mail delivery, change, stamps, phone numbers,                                                                credit/debit, or Redbucks for additional meal or snack
  help with lockouts, and general information about                                                            purchases during that meal time.
  the campus.

                                                                                                                              2020 Orientation Handbook / 5
2020 Southeast Missouri ...
Commuter Students
RESIDENCE LIFE   Premium meal plans give students the flexibility
                 to utilize more than one meal from their weekly
                 allotment during each of the meal times                                                                                  Services are available to assist students
                                                                                                                                          who do not live on campus in maintaining
                 (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The advantage of
                 this is a student can use more than one meal at                                                                          a sense of inclusion in the life of the
                 one meal time if they want to eat an additional                                                                          campus; addressing concerns relevant
                 meal, or to buy a snack or a meal to take back                                                                           to parking, dining, studying, facilities;
                 to their room for later. Premium meal plans also                                                                         and advocating for students’ concerns.
                 come with guest meals. The same number of                                                                                Students who commute to campus
                 guest meals per semester as the number of meals                                                                          are encouraged to use recreation and
                 per week are included.                                                                                                   campus life facilities, computer labs and
                                                                                                                                          University shuttle services, to participate
                 Any meal not used during the week for either                                                                             in intramural sports and student
                 Classic or Premium plan is lost and does not                                                                             organizations, and to dine on campus.
                 carry over to the next week. Students are
                 encouraged to consider their eating habits and                                                                           Information about campus resources can
                 select the meal plan they believe will match the                                                                         be found at semo.edu/cs/.
                 number of meals each week they will eat. Meal
                 plan changes will be accepted through the eighth                                                                         Parking
                 week of each semester.
                                                                                                                                          All students wishing to park on campus
                                                                                                                                          need to obtain a parking permit. There are
                 Flex Dollars                                                                                                             specific lots designated for commuters.
                 Flex Dollars are held in a “declining balance                                                                            The permit lottery process starts in
                 account” that work on the same principle as                                                                              July. For details, see p. 17. View a map of
                 a debit card. You can use your Flex Dollars to                                                                           parking available and more information at
                 purchase beverages, snacks or even a full meal at                                                                        semo.edu/parking.
                 all campus dining locations. Each time you make
                 a purchase, the purchase amount is subtracted
                 from your Flex Dollars balance. Flex Dollars carry                                                                       Off-Campus Housing
                 over from fall to spring semester only, so budget                                                                        While the University provides housing for
                 them wisely.                                                                                                             as many students as possible, a majority
                                                                                                                                          of upper division, graduate, and non-
                 Value Exchange                                                                                                           traditional students make arrangements
                 Value Exchange allows students to utilize their                                                                          for their own housing in the surrounding
                 meal plan to eat in any retail location, up to an                                                                        Cape Girardeau community. Southeast
                 established dollar amount. This gives students                                                                           encourages all new students to verify
                 flexibility to use their meal plans anywhere on                                                                          with the Office of Residence Life that they
                 campus between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.                                                                                         are eligible for a Housing Release prior
                                                                                                                                          to signing a lease. To see if you qualify,
                                                                                                                                          visit semo.edu/residencelife or review
                                                                             90 Meals/Semester                                            requirements on p. 5.
                    2019* Value Exchange Rates
                                                                             The 90 block plan offers students the opportunity to eat     If you are not required to live on campus
                    Breakfast           $4.98
                                                                             a maximum of 90 meals over the semester at Tower’s           and need assistance in finding off-campus
                    Brunch              $7.60
                                                                             Café only. Students may use only one meal swipe at a         housing, visit capechamber.com/
                    Dinner              $7.60
                                                                             time, like our classic meal plans. This plan does not have   rental-guide.
                    *Value exchange amounts may be adjusted.                 flex dollars associated with it, and any unused meals will
                                                                             not roll over from semester-to-semester.

                 Campus Dining Locations
                                                                                                                                            WE
                                                                                                                                            CAN'T
                                                                     Late      Weekend             All-You-       Meal Redbucks,
                    Location        Breakfast Lunch Dinner           Night      Hours       Retail Care-To-       Plan Cash, Credit
                                                                                                     Eat

                                                                                                                                            WAIT
                                                                                                      Weekend
                   Redhawks
                                       X           X        X                      X           X       Brunch       X           X
                    Market
                                                                                                        Only

                                                                                                                                            TO
                      Panda
                                                   X        X                                                       X           X
                     Express

                                                                                                                                            SEE
                   Starbucks           X           X        X                      X           X                    X           X
                    Kaldi's
                                       X           X        X                                  X                    X           X

                                                                                                                                            YOUR
                  Coffee Shop
                    (Scully Café)

                 Houck's Place                     X        X         X            X           X                    X           X

                  St. Vincent's
                   Commons
                                       X           X        X                      X        Lunch
                                                                                                      Breakfast
                                                                                                      & Dinner
                                                                                                                    X           X
                                                                                                                                            NEW
                                                                                                                                            ROOM.
                     Subway            X           X        X                      X           X                    X           X
                  Tower's Café         X           X        X                      X                      X         X           X
                     Rowdy's                       X        X         X            X           X                    X           X

                 View hours and additional information online at dineoncampus.com/semo.

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Student Financial Services

                                                                                                                                                                   STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
Academic Hall 019
651-2253 I semo.edu/sfs
sfs@semo.edu
                                                               Applications                                                           Selected for
                                                               Admission, Scholarships, Financial Aid                                 verification?
Student Financial Services (Cashier, Student                                              (FAFSA)
Accounts, and Financial Aid) operates as a                                                                                            See p. 8.
single service center for all of your financial
needs. The staff provides comprehensive and
professional service to assist students in financing
their education.                                                           Review Offers
For a calendar of important financial dates                                Financial Aid Offer Letter, Scholarship
and deadlines for billing and financial aid,
please visit the student financial calendar at
semo.edu/sfs/calendar.

FAFSA (Applying for Aid)
                                                                           If needed, accept & complete
Priority Deadline: February 1                                              requirements
The ‘Free Application for Federal Student Aid’                             Accept loans online and complete requirements
(FAFSA) should be completed at fafsa.gov.
Parent & Student must have/create an FSA ID
                                                                           (counseling, loan agreements)
Tips:
/ Apply by mid-January so FAFSA is processed
  by February 1
/ Use completed tax information from 2018                      Attend Orientation
/ May apply later, but some need-based aid may
  not be available                                             & Enroll in Classes
/ State Priority Deadline: February 1
FAFSA is required to receive:
/ Federal/State Grants (free money)
/ Student Loans (borrowed money)
                                                               Receive & Review Bill
/ Parent Loans (borrowed money)                                Is all aid showing?
A student must use parental information on the
FAFSA unless they can answer ‘yes’ to one of the
questions on the FAFSA in the Student’s Status
section. You cannot use grandparents’, aunts’/                          yes                                     no
uncles’, or any other persons’ information on the
form. If you have special circumstances, you will
need to contact our office to discuss your situation.
If biological or adoptive parents are divorced:
/ Use custodial parent information                                                                       Contact Student
/ If parents have joint custody, use information                                                        Financial Services
   of the parent you live with the most.
/ If parent is remarried, marital status should
   be ‘married’ and step-parent information must
   be reported.                                                Pay Bill
/ If biological parents are not married, but live              Enroll in Installment Payment Plan or Pay in Full
   together, you must list both parents' information           (by financial aid or payment)
   on the FAFSA.

Special Circumstances
Special Circumstance is when a family experiences
a significant change that would impact the                     Start Classes!                                 Have a great
information reported on the FAFSA. To be
considered you must meet the following:
                                                               Financial Aid will disburse                    semester!
/ Divorce/separation
/ Loss of income of a parent
/ Death of a parent/spouse
/ Paid medical expenses not covered by insurance        Tips:                                                 COST OF ATTENDANCE
/ K-12 private tuition expense                          / Review the SAR at fafsa.gov                         Financial need for financial aid purposes is
Forms are available in early spring. The form,          / Check for errors, correct them if found, sign and   determined as follows:
along with a letter of explanation and appropriate        resubmit FAFSA                                        Cost of Attendance (COA)
documentation will be required before a review will     The SAR will contain the Expected Family              – EFC (Expected Family Contribution on SAR)
be completed.                                           Contribution (EFC) that is used to determine a        = Financial Need
                                                        student’s eligibility for financial aid programs.
                                                                                                              The “Cost of Attendance” is an average total cost
SAR (Student Aid Report)                                This number is not the amount that you will be
                                                                                                              the typical student may experience during the
The Department of Education will send an email          required to contribute towards the education, but
                                                                                                              year, including both direct and indirect costs.
once the FAFSA has been processed. The SAR is a         is used to calculate need/eligibility.
                                                                                                              This is not the amount you will be billed by
summary of information provided on the FAFSA.                                                                 the university, as only direct costs are billed by
                                                                                                              Southeast.

                                                                                                                         2020 Orientation Handbook / 7
COA INCLUDES:                                             Offer Notification
STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES   / Tuition and fees based on 30 hours of enrollment*
                                                                                       Begin Notifications: December
                                                                                                                                                Special Rules regarding the Federal Pell Grant:
                                                                                                                                                / Calculated based on “frozen hours” – enrollment
                             / Room and board*                                                                                                    at the end of the first Friday of the semester
                                                                                       Students are offered financial aid and are sent
                             / Books* and supplies                                                                                              / Due to federal regulation, additional funds will not
                                                                                       an offer notification that allows them to view and
                             / Personal expenses                                                                                                  be received for added course work after hours
                                                                                       accept the aid ‘package’ online.
                             / Transportation                                                                                                     are “frozen” (end of first week)
                             *Direct costs billed by Southeast, if applicable.         Remember:                                                / Only available for the equivalent of 12 full-time
                                                                                       / Processed FAFSA must be on file                          semesters – includes fall, spring, and summer
                             In most cases, the student's combined aid (all            / Student must have cleared verification, if selected    / Eligibility ends if degree is not earned within
                             scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) cannot exceed          / Notification of offer sent to student’s SE email         equivalent of 12 full-time semesters
                             the COA.                                                  / Paper notification mailed (Freshmen only)              / Grant is pro-rated for part-time semesters
                             Endowed & Sponsored Scholarships                          / Loans must be accepted/declined through the
                                                                                         Southeast portal (instructions included in email       SCHOLARSHIPS (FREE MONEY)
                             Southeast does not require an additional                    and found at semo.edu/sfs/forms)                       Notification of endowed and sponsored awards are
                             application to be reviewed for our Endowed and            / Aid is accepted for the year (fall/spring), but        sent to student’s SE email. Scholarships will also be
                             Sponsored Scholarships. All admitted students               charges are billed each semester                       reflected in your Financial Aid Offer.
                             are in the pool for review of scholarships. There
                             are some scholarships which require additional            Financial Aid and Costs:
                                                                                                                                                STUDENT LOANS (BORROWED MONEY)
                             information. If you meet the minimum requirements         Don’t assume that financial aid alone will
                                                                                                                                                Before accepting, consider the costs of your
                             for those scholarships, you will receive an email to      cover your bill. Financial aid is financial assistance
                                                                                                                                                semester/year. Loans must be repaid and might
                             your Southeast email address which will explain           and often will not cover all expenses. Be prepared
                                                                                                                                                not be needed if other aid is available or you can
                             how you can complete what is needed to be                 to make payments on your account for any
                                                                                                                                                make payments on any remaining balances. Loans
                             reviewed for those awards.                                uncovered expenses.
                                                                                                                                                can be accepted early or after you receive the bill
                             FAFSA Verification                                        Types of Aid                                             and know exact cost information.
                                                                                       GRANTS (FREE MONEY)                                      Federal Direct Subsidized Loans:
                             We are required by the Department of Education
                                                                                       If awarded any federal or state grants (i.e. Pell,       / Need-based as determined by FAFSA
                             to verify selected student FAFSA records. During
                                                                                       Access Missouri, etc.), they will be automatically       / Interest does not generally accrue while student
                             the review, we will request parent and student
                                                                                       accepted, but verify they are credited to your bill        is in full-time or half-time status
                             documentation to support the information
                             reported on the FAFSA. Notifications are sent to          before payment is made.
                                                                                                                                                Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans:
                             student’s Southeast email                                                                                          / Not need-based
                                                                                          Steps to View Your Financial Aid:                     / Interest begins accrual when loan disburses
                             Tips:
                             / Complete early to ensure full aid eligibility              1. Login to the Southeast Portal                      Loan Limits:
                             / Monitor status online to determine if additional              (portal.semo.edu)                                  Dependent freshmen:
                               documents become ‘requested’ or if you have                2. Select the Student SS tab                          / $5,500 /academic year (max $3,500 subsidized)
                               cleared the review process                                                                                       Independent freshmen:
                                                                                          3. Click “Financial Aid Offer" in the Student
                             / Watch email for communication about process                                                                      / $9,500 /academic year (max $3,500 subsidized)
                                                                                             Financial Services section
                             / Do not assume you are finished once you submit                                                                   Accepting Student Loans:
                                                                                          4. Select appropriate aid year
                               documents – make sure they clear the review                                                                      / Accept through Online Award Letter in Portal
                             / You will receive an email when verification                                                                      / Complete Entrance Counseling and Loan
                               is complete.                                               Reviewing and Accepting Your
                                                                                          Financial Aid:                                          Agreement at studentaid.gov
                                                                                          Read and review each of the following tabs            Do not consider private loans over Federal loans
                              Steps to View Requests & Monitor Status:                    (in order):                                           until you have compared the cost, terms, and
                                                                                                                                                benefits of each.
                              1. Login to the Southeast Portal                            1. “General Information”
                                 (portal.semo.edu)                                        2. “Award Overview”                                   PARENT LOANS (BORROWED MONEY)
                              2. Select the Student SS tab                                3. Read the “Terms and Conditions”                    The parent of a dependent student may be eligible
                              3. Locate the “Financial Aid Requirements” section          4. “Accept Loan Offers” (If Applicable)               to borrow a Federal Parent PLUS loan. The parent
                              4. Click the word “Message” in the lower-left                                                                     applying must be a biological, adoptive, or
                                                                                              / Accept full or partial amounts
                                 corner of requirements box                                                                                     step-parent.
                                                                                              / You may select a lesser loan amount
                              5. Select the appropriate year                                    which can be increased later (up to             How to Apply:
                              6. Complete all items that show “requested” in                    maximum), if needed.                            1. Login to studentaid.gov under the Parent tab,
                              the status column                                                                                                    and choose “Apply for a PLUS Loan”
                                                                                          NOTE:                                                 2. Allow the Department of Education to run a
                                                                                                                                                   credit check for credit worthiness
                                                                                            / Endowed scholarships do not need to be
                             If chosen for verification, students and parents who                                                               3. If approved, complete a Loan Agreement
                                                                                              accepted; however, if applicable, a thank
                             filed a 2018 federal income tax return are required                                                                   (Master Promissory Note) at studentaid.gov
                                                                                              you note must be submitted to the
                             to submit federal income tax documents. The Data                 Southeast Missouri University                     4. If denied, the parent can choose ONE of
                             Retrieval Tool (DRT) is the easiest method for                   Foundation.                                          three options:
                             transferring your income information directly from                                                                     a. Appeal the credit decision with the
                             the IRS. Follow the instructions on FAFSA for more                                                                        Dept. of Ed.
                             information. If you did not file a tax return for 2018,                                                                b. Have third-party endorse the PLUS loan with
                             you will be required to submit a statement from                                                                           the applicant
                             the IRS that you did not file. Information on this                                                                     c. Allow the student to borrow an additional
                             process will be included in your verification request                                                                     $4,000 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds
                             packet.

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