Living on Campus
Sending your child off to a university is an exciting time, but for some it is also a time of uncertainty and of apprehension. At Missouri Southern, our first goal in the residence halls is to provide students a safe and clean environment. Next, our staff tries to create an atmosphere that will allow students to grow socially as well as academically.
There are many benefits to living on campus. National studies suggest that students who live on campus are more successful in the classroom than commuter students. Retention and graduation rates are also higher. The University provides high quality food service. Our food contractor (Sodexo) provides balanced meals so students don’t have to sacrifice health food for something “quick.”
At MSSU, staff members put great value on student development. Our residence halls have students from across the country and around the world. Resident students have excellent opportunities to meet new people and to make new friends.
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.
The residence halls open their doors for the Spring 2014 semester on Thursday, January 9th at 8:00 a.m. This is the first day that students may check-in.
No appointment is necessary. You may check -in any day (Thursday thru Sunday). Staff will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Failure to check-in before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13th may forfeit your room and contract and another student may then be placed in your space.
During check-in, a member of the housing staff will show you to your room, review important information, give you keys, and answer any questions.
All students living on campus must have record of meningitis shot or waiver on file with the University health center before moving into the residence halls.