Living on Campus
A: Yes, Missouri Southern does require all freshman under the age of 21 to live in the residence halls to the extent of housing available, unless married or living with legal guardian.
A: The state of Missouri requires all students living in University housing to have either the Meningococcal vaccine or a waiver on record with that institution's health center. If you need more information on the vaccine, please contact the Willcoxon Health Center in Billingsly Student Center room 242 at call 417-625-9323. A vaccine waiver is also available for those who do not wish to receive vaccine. Please print and return waiver to the health center.
A: Learning to live with another person can sometimes be difficult. We will not have a resident in a situation that is unmanageable. However, residents are encouraged to try and work through problems before requesting a room change. Generally, room changes are not made until after the first two weeks. It is important that students discuss their differences and come to a compromise that is beneficial to everyone involved. Most roommate problems can be resolved by good communication. The Resident Assistants (RAs) and the Resident Directors are available to assist with roommate issues. Form to request room change
A: Yes, we will send your roommate(s) names and home phone numbers with your room assignment.
A: Room assignments are typically e-mailed out around mid to late June for the fall semester. If you have not received your room assignment, please call the Residence Life Office at 417-625-9522 to make sure we have received your contract.
A: This web site has a lot of information under the Housing Style and Cost link. The Admissions office offers tours of the campus that include the residence halls.
A: Pick up a contract in the Residence Life Office in Billingsly Student Center room 347 or request to have one mailed to you (866-818-6778 or 417-625-9522). The contract is also available online at this website. Before we can assign a student a room, we must have the $150 deposit on file.
A: No, pets are not allowed in the residence halls.
A: We try to match students who have similar interests and study habits. Make sure you fill in the section on the personal information sheet that covers hobbies and special interests.
A: The residence halls open the Thursday before fall and spring semester classes at 8:00 a.m. Check-in any time after that date. Students may not move in early without permission of the Director of Residence Life.
A: Apartment buildings and East Hall (suite style) house both genders. The room assignments are always gender specific, but men and women may live next to each other. These facilities all have individual bathrooms in each room. Cohabitation is not permitted. Guests are not allowed without roommate approval.
A: The University does not offer family or married housing.
A: Yes, all rooms have Internet access. Residence halls have wireless Internet accessibility throughout as well as land lines in each room. All Internet is through our local network. We do not use any dial-up Internet. Each room is also cable ready. All you need is a TV and coax cable. These services are included in the housing fees.
A: Yes, the residence halls are available to students year round. There's no charge during Thanksgiving and Spring Break. The charge for the intersession breaks between fall and spring, spring and summer and summer is $200. Contact the Director of Residence Life for more information (417-659-4460). Intersession Housing Form
A: Yes. In order to receive special accommodations, any disability must be documented by the Disabilities Services Office (417-625-9516). The Residence Life Office cannot guarantee specific housing styles.
A: In the event that a student's property goes missing, they should contact University Police and file a report. Make sure your student is specific with details of what exactly is missing to better the chance of finding missing items. In the case of reimbursement, the university is not liable for student's property. To ensure that your student's property is covered while living on campus, check your homeowners insurance. If your homeowners insurance doesn't cover their personal belongs, purchasing renters insurance through your insurance broker would be advisable.
A: Yes, students may leave belongings in their room during the winter break if they are living in the same room. Please note that the University is not responsible for their belongs if anything were to happen.
A: No, the University does not allow students to store or move belongings before they move into their room.