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Engage in 8

Welcome to Southeast

The University community enthusiastically welcomes you to Southeast Missouri State University! To assist in your transition to campus, the “Engage in 8!” program is designed to engage you in a wide array of opportunities. Whether it’s attending a theatre production, playing intramurals, going to worship, or joining a student organization, take time to explore the variety of programs and events created with you in mind. “Engage in 8!” events have appeal for all students from first year to graduate, domestic and international, traditional and non-traditional. We want you to feel comfortable attending any event as you get to know and become a part of the Southeast community.

The schedule is updated on a regular basis. Check back often for updates.

Responsible Redhawks

Southeast is committed to promoting a community of Responsible Redhawks – a community that encourages a holistic, healthy environment. Programs that support this initiative are denoted throughout the publication. As with all events, we encourage you to try new experiences, meet new people, and become involved in your University. We look forward to seeing you on campus and participating in the opportunities it has to offer!

 


Opening Week

Interwoven

Location: River Campus, Crisp Museum
Time: During Business Hours
Sponsored by: Crisp Museum

This is an exhibit of paintings by regional artist Jean Rissover.  Th subject matter is about the lives and roles that women play in society.  It’s a coo exhibit. This exhibit runs from August 6 through September 19, come check it out!

 Welcome Back Worship

Location: Academic Steps
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

A time to meet new people and sing songs of worship on the steps outside of Academic.

Move-In Bash

Location: Kent Library Portico and Normal Avenue
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life & Event Services

Join us in a night of fun to kick off the new school year with a DJ, Ty's Shaved Ice, a scavenger hunt, competitions and more!

 

Bingo

Location: University Center Ballroom
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Have fun playing Bingo for great prizes as a part of the Move-In Bash!

 

eSports Arena Open House 

Location: eSports Arena, Main Floor of Towers Complex
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by: eSports

Come learn about SEMO eSports! We have 11 competitive teams (League of Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more), which are always recruiting! Take your gaming talents to the collegiate level!

Avengers Dinner & A Movie - Registration Open

Location: Campus Life Facebook
Time: 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

We know you are ready for a night of good food and great times. Enjoy Avengers alongside a themed meal on Friday, September 10 at 6pm.  Seats are limited and required pre-registration will be open from August 20-September 3. The cost is one meal swipe (contact Campus Life for the cash equivalent). Keep an eye out on our social media and signs around campus for the link to sign up.

 

Welcome Convocation

Location: Show Me Center
Time: 12 p.m. (doors open at 11 a.m.)
Sponsored by: New Student Programs

Welcome Convocation is your chance to be with your peers entering Southeast in 2021! Wear the T-shirt you received during Residence Hall Check-In or the Commute & Connect event Friday morning. Grab a lunch as you arrive and enjoy some Southeast spirit. You’ll be seated within your college, greeted by University President Carlos Vargas and Student Government President Layla Bouzihay and other members of the university community. 

 

College Meetings and Departmental Breakouts

Location: Various Locations (by college, dismissed from Convocation)
Time: 1:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  New Student Programs

Students interact with faculty and hear the dean of their college speak opportunities and expectations for the coming year.
-College of Education, Health and Human Studies, Academic Auditorium
-College of Humanities and Social Science, Rose Theatre
-College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Show Me Center Arena
-Harrison College of Business and Computing, Glenn Auditorium
-Holland College of Arts and Media, Bedell Theatre

 

SE 101

Location: Various Locations (dismissed from departmental breakouts)
Time: 3:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  New Student Programs

Connect with faculty, staff, and your Opening Week leader during this interactive session for more information about the weekend’s activities and to make sure you are prepared for the start of classes on Monday.

 

Learn About SEMO eSports and Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Location: The Arena. Located on the first floor of Towers Complex.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  SEMO eSports

Come learn about SEMO eSports! We have 11 competitive teams (League of Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more), which are always recruiting! Take your gaming talents to the collegiate level! Also, stick around for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament!


Welcome Back BBQ

Location: Academic Terraces
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

BBQ and friends...two of the best things in life...will be featured as you look for reasons to not organize stuff in your room. Yard game competitions too!

 

Ice Cream Pigout

Location: Student Recreation Center
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Government

This all-you-can-eat Southeast tradition offers great food, friends, and fun! After enjoying ice cream served by Southeast students and administrators, stick around for speed friending! 

 

Speed Friending

Location: Student Recreation Center
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Activities Council

Find us at the Ice Cream Pigout for a fun and engaging way to meet new people and maybe even make a few new friends!

 

SEMO Marching Band ExtravaBANDza

Location: River Campus Quad
Time: 8:20 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Free and open to all! Bring a blanket or a chair. The performance will also be livestreamed on SEMO Band's Facebook page

 

S'mores Galore

Location: Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Come hang out with lots of new people around a few campfires and enjoy as many smores as your stomach can handle. This will be a low-key, fun environment to meet and hang out with new people. Bring your new friends and have a great night.

 

Meet the Greeks

Location: Parker Field
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Panhellenic Council (NPC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Informal event with food, music, and field games where students can meet and learn about various fraternity and sorority organizations.

 

Movie Night: Hairspray

Location: River Campus Quad
Time: 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Free and open to all students. Snacks will be served. 

Riverfront Market Visit with SE Serves

Location: Riverfront Market (35 S. Spanish Street)
Time: 9 a.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Meet at 9 a.m. at the University Center Bookstore entrance or in Towers Complex lobby to carpool with SEMO student ambassadors to the Riverfront Market in downtown Cape Girardeau and enjoy the weekly Saturday morning market with vendors of pastries, herbs & vegetables, jewelry, arts & crafts, clothing, hot & cold beverages, and even lunch items. Stop by the Old Town Cape information table to get connected to community members and learn about volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer directly, contact Julia Thompson via email at juliathompson@oldtowncape.org or by phone at 573-382-0539. This is a great way to plug into the Cape community through service. 

 

Outing to Lake Boutin at Trail of Tears Park

Location: Trail of Tears Park (15-minute shuttle ride north from campus)
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (SEMO shuttle pick-up/drop-off at the University Center Bookstore & Towers Complex every hour - face masks are required on shuttles)
Sponsored by: Outdoor Adventure Club and Campus Life & Event Services

Join the Outdoor Adventure Club at SEMO for paddling, swimming, hiking, and more at Lake Boutin in Trail of Tears State Park, just 15 minutes from campus. These activities are beginner-friendly, so no experience is necessary. Be sure to bring your swimwear and a towel before catching the shuttle to this event. Shuttles will run every hour from 1:00pm to 5:00pm between campus and Lake Boutin. The shuttle will pick up & drop off at the University Center Bookstore entrance & Towers Complex. Snacks will be provided at Lake Boutin while supplies last. We hope to see you there!

 

Professional Pilot Welcome Barbecue 

Location: Commander Hanger, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:Professional Pilot Program and US Aviation 

We have great faculty and staff at Southeast and wonderful partners at US Aviation to help you on your way.  To help make introductions to these individuals and your fellow students, we are inviting all Professional Pilot students to join us for a Welcome Barbecue at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. This will also give you the opportunity to see the airport and the facilities.

 

Holland College of Arts and Media Picnic and Wiffle Ball Tournament

Location: River Campus Quad
Time: 12 - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Holland College of Arts and Media

Free and open to all HCAM students and anyone interested in the arts and media. Faculty and staff will be present. Outdoor games and a wiffle ball tournament between students and faculty/staff. Free picnic food and shaved ice from the museum. 

 

Freshman Welcome Picnic

Location: Scully Portico (Back Porch)
Time: 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by:The College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

The College of Education, Health, and Human Studies is hosting a Freshman Welcome Picnic. All freshman in programs housed in the college are invited to attend the picnic. Students will be able to get information about student organizations and meet faculty and staff! To reserve a student organization table, please contact ehhs@semo.edu.

 

Slip 'n Slide

Location: Hill between Pig Lot & Dempster
Time: 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

300 FOOT SLIP 'N SLIDE! Need we say more? Look for the signs around campus; you don't want to miss this!

 

Create Your Canvas

Location: University Center Skylight Terrace
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Life & Event Services

Accessorize your room or apartment by creating a custom canvas. We'll provide the supplies; you provide creativity. 

 

CHSS Freshman Welcome Ice Cream Social

Location: Rose Theatre Lobby
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting a Freshman Welcome Ice Cream Social. All freshman in programs housed in the college are invited to attend the social. Students will be able to socialize with their peers and meet faculty and staff!

  

Involvement Fair & Carnival

Location: Normal Avenue Median
Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Get involved on campus by finding the perfect student organization for you. Many student organizations will have a booth with information. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about life outside the classroom! During the Involvement Fair we will have some carnival food and games that are sure to be a great time with friends. Come check it out! Rain location, if needed: Inside the University Center! 


Welcome Picnic

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope (903 College Hill, on the corner of Pacific Ave.)
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored byLutheran Student Fellowship

After attending the Student Involvement Fair & Carnival, walk a block over to the Chapel of Hope for free food, fun, and fellowship!

 

Totally Tie-Dye

Location: Normal Avenue Median
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life & Event Services

Add flare to your wardrobe with your own tie-dye creation. Students will receive a free t-shirt to dye. Supplies are limited; one shirt per person with a current Redhawks ID. Rain location, if needed: University Center Lobby.

 

Movie Night: Black Panther

Location: Houck Stadium
Time: 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:Student Activities Council

Free for all students! Sit in the stands or bring blankets to sit on the field and enjoy the movie. 

 

Ultimate Volleyball

Location: Parker Field
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Do you like playing sand volleyball? What about Ultimate Frisbee? Maybe you just like enjoying a cool snack and good music while you watch others play. This is a great time to have fun and meet new people to wrap up a busy day before classes begin on Monday. We'll have games and a few give-aways as well.

Chi Alpha Sunday Service

Location: Dempster Glenn Auditorium (Dempster 105)
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Are you looking for a place to worship this Sunday?  Come join us for a contemporary worship service this Sunday only, right here on campus.  For weekly worship, join us on Tuesday nights starting August 31st!

 

Divine Worship

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come join us for Divine Worship from the Lutheran Service Book! All are welcome, you don't have to be Lutheran.

 

Welcome Back Picnic

Location: Show Me Center
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: New Student Programs

Join us in the Welcome Back Picnic for good food and a chance to connect with others. Can't wait to see you there!

 

Soccer Game vs Maryville

Location: Houck Field
Time: 6:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the Maryville Saints!

 

BSC Open House

Location: Baptist Student Center (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

Drop in and tour the BSC! We will have snacks, desserts, and games! Meet Dr. G!

 

Welcome Back Candlelit Mass and Meal

Location: St. John Henry Newman Center - 512 N Pacific (across from Academic Terraces)
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

Join us for the evening as we celebrate our first student Mass in our beautiful and newly consecrated chapel. The candlelit Mass will be followed by a home-cooked community meal that'll be better than any dorm food you'll eat for the rest of the semester!

 

Week 1

Welcome Tents

Location: Various Locations
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  New Student Programs

Stop by one of the five welcome tents for a map, water, and snacks before heading to class!

 

Interwoven

Location: River Campus, Crisp Museum
Time: During Business Hours
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

This is an exhibit of paintings by regional artist Jean Rissover.  Th subject matter is about the lives and roles that women play in society.  It’s a cool exhibit. This exhibit runs from August 6 through September 19, come check it out!

 

Welcome Back with Gamma Sigma Sigma

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come to the UC from 11am-1 pm and get some candy from Gamma Sigma Sigma as a warm welcome to start the Fall ‘21 Semester off right!


First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: Towers Complex, in front of Towers Cafe
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by September 7: semo.edu/leadership

 

Rootbeer Floats

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope (338 N. Pacific)
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come on by the Lutheran Chapel of Hope (on College Hill behind Dearmont) for some free Rootbeer Floats!


Discover Downtown

Location: We'll begin at the Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel) and then spread around town
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Do you want to become more familiar with downtown and with campus? Where places are located and what's out there? Then join us for a fun game where we'll do a poker run. You can meet new people, win prizes, and feel more comfortable about getting around Cape. Everyone is invited to join us.

 

Just Dance Night

Location: University Center Redhawks Room
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Ukulele Club

Come hang out with ukulele and glee club and dance the night away! Come meet new friends, learn about Ukulele Club and Glee Club, and have a blast!


BSC Open House

Location: Baptist Student Center (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

Drop by the BSC for some snacks and desserts. Games! Tour the BSC. Meet Dr. G. Join the movement!

 

Treat Yo' Self

Location: UC Ballroom
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

A special spa night for all the SEMO ladies! We're partnering with Eden Spa and Salon to give away free manicure services and prizes. Paint canvases, meet new people, and treat yo' self. 

 

Flag Football Tourney

Location: Intramural Fields
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

 Men's event only! Bring a team or just show up ready to play. $150 giftcard will be awarded to the winning team!

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Welcome Tents

Location: Various Locations
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  New Student Programs

Stop by one of the five welcome tents for a map, water, and snacks before heading to class!

 

Breakfast with YL Friends

Location: Starbucks Patio
Time: 8 a.m.
Sponsored by:YoungLife College

Have breakfast and a conversation with YoungLife! Food provided. 

 

Snow Cone Giveaway

Location:  Stroup Fountain (Kent Library)
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood College Ministry

The Lynwood College Ministry is giving away Sno Cones to students and anyone else on campus during the first few days that classes begin!

 

Dust Tag

Location:  Band Field, up the hill from Towers
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Capture the flag meets dodgeball!  We will be playing a variety of dust-bomb based games, you won’t want to miss it.  Wear a dark colored shirt and get ready to make some friends on campus!   

 

Flag Football Tourney

Location: Intramural Fields
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Outreach

 Men's event only! Bring a team or just show up ready to play. $150 giftcard will be awarded to the winning team!

 

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment

Location: University Center and other locations
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 7 Panhellenic Association chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

LGBTQ+ Ally Picnic

Location: Academic Terraces (Rain plan is Kent Library Portico)
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Allies of the LGBTQ+ community show their support at the LGBTQ+ Picnic for free lunch, information, and to meet like-minded people. Everyone is welcome! Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members are all encouraged to attend. 

 

Snow Cone Giveaway

Location:  Stroup Fountain (Kent Library)
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood College Ministry

The Lynwood College Ministry is giving away Sno Cones to students and anyone else on campus during the first few days that classes begin!

 

Hawaiian Ice Social

Location: Crisp Museum Lobby, River Campus
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Crisp Museum

Cool off with an icy treat. Check out the museum and make new friends.

 

Taste of the World

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Explore the world through food! Come to the UC lobby to try free samples of some cultural food & drinks made by SEMO's international & multicultural students and faculty/staff! This is a small taste of our annual Carpe Diem cultural diversity celebration, which will be at the Student Recreation Center from 2pm - 5pm on Sunday, November 14. Mark your calendars now! 


First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: Normal Ave. Median between UC and AC
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by September 7: semo.edu/leadership 

 

First Free Wednesday NOON Lunch of the Fall Semester

Location:Baptist Student Center (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 11:59 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

The BSC hosts free lunches every Wednesday all semester. Put us on your schedule. Drop by and make a new friend!

 

Bible Study

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope (338 N. Pacific)
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come join us for free lunch and Bible Study! All are welcome! We are behind Dearmont!

  

LGBTQ+ Ally Photo

Location: Academic Hall Steps
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity

8th Annual LGBTQ+ Ally photo taken to showcase the LGBTQ+ support on our campus.

 

Black Faculty and Staff Meet and Greet

Location: Dempster Hall Atrium
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity

The members of the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance will be hosting a Welcome Back Bash event to connect with African-American and minority freshman and transfer students. This will provide students an opportunity to meet African-American faculty and staff at Southeast while forming positive, beneficial, and everlasting connections! Refreshments will be provided.


BBQ & Yard Games

Location: St. John Henry Newman Center Parking Lot, 512 N. Pacific St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Catholic Campus Ministries

 Join us for a BBQ on our new church's parking lot! We've got hot dogs, popsicles, & yard games! All are welcome! 

 

Ignite Worship under the Tent

Location: Under the tent beside the Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. - across from Grauel Building)
Time: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

We'll kick off the start of the school year with a great night of worship. Great live music, many new people, a few games and snacks, and an encouraging message for all of us to begin the school year together. Everyone is invited to join us in a welcoming and safe environment.


Panhellenic Primary Recruitment

Location: University Center and other locations
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 7 Panhellenic Association chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Snow Cone Giveaway

Location:  Stroup Fountain (Kent Library)
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood College Ministry

The Lynwood College Ministry is giving away Sno Cones to students and anyone else on campus during the first few days that classes begin!

 

¡Bienvenidos a nuestra comunidad! Meet 'n Greet for Latino Students, Faculty and Staff

Location: Dempster Hall Atrium
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity and Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)

This event invites all Latino students, faculty, and staff to come together to learn about programs and resources specific to Latino populations both on campus and in the community. The event is open to the University community. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

 

Soccer Game vs UMSL

Location: Houck Field
Time: 6:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the UMSL Tritons! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Movie Night under the Tent

Location:Under the tent beside the Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Give your mind a break and come enjoy the movie SOUL from Disney/Pixar. We'll be projecting under the big tent with comfortable seating and there will be fresh popcorn and cool drinks. This will be a laid back environment where you can enjoy the movie and meet new people. 

 

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment

Location: University Center and other locations
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 7 Panhellenic Association chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity. 

Tutorial Database is Live

Location: Online 
Sponsored by:  Learning Assistance Programs

Students can begin submitting tutorial requests on Friday, August 27, 2021. Spots fill up fast, submit your tutorial request today!

 

Student Organization Info Session

Location: UC Tribute Room
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Life & Event Services

Please join us to learn more about becoming a registered student organization for the 2021-22 school year. In order to be a fully registered student organzation, every organization must send a member to an informational session. Zoom option available: https://semo.zoom.us/j/91341483280 

 

First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by September 7: semo.edu/leadership

 

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

SEMOlympics

Location: Parker Field
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Join Chi Alpha Campus Ministries for an olympic inspired night of fun and games! We will be playing a variety of games that are designed to be competitive and to help you meet new friends while having TONS of fun! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night for gold, silver, and bronze medalists. See you there!


 Fall Fish Fry

Location: Capaha Park Shelter 3
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood College Ministry

Come join us in the park for free food and free fun! We will be serving fried fish and french fries under pavilion 3 near the baseball field, straight across from Normal Ave. Play some great park games such as cornhole, frisbee, and more as you connect with other students and enjoy some great food!

 

Ultimate Frisbee Night

Location: Intramural Complex at Springg & Bertling
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come join the Lutheran Student Fellowship for some Ultimate Frisbee! No experience required!

 

International Student BBQ

Location:  Capaha Park, Pavilion #1 (on Broadway Ave., near the pond)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Lighthouse Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Lighthouse BCM invites all international students to this free BBQ to meet new friends and play fun yard games! There will be chicken wings catered from Mary Jane’s Smokehouse and catered ethnic food with vegetarian options. 


Root Beer Kegger (Fitz's root beer on tap)

Location: Academic Terraces
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

An annual favorite at the end of your first week on campus. Join us for good fun and root beer floats (a preview for our Current River float trip on September 11).


Panhellenic Primary Recruitment

Location: University Center and other locations
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 7 Panhellenic Association chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Panhellenic (NPC) Bid Day

Location: Parker Field & Academic Auditorium
Time: 9 a.m.
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

End of primary recruitment for Panhellenic Sororities where new members are invited to join their sorority.

 

Mingle at the Museum

Location: Crisp Museum
Time: 5 p.m.  - 7 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

See the museum in a new light, there will be hands on activities, demonstrations, take away crafts and food. Bring a friend and have fun at the museum.

 

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment

Location: University Center and other locations
Sponsored by:  National Panhellenic Council (NPC)

Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 7 Panhellenic Association chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Night at the Museum

Location:  Crisp Museum
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

See the museum in a fresh light. There will be hands on activities, demonstrations, take away crafts, and food. Bring a friend and have fun at the museum.

 

Fault Line Film Screenings

Location: Rose Theatre
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Department of Mass Media, Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance

Join the Departments of Mass Media and Theatre and the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance as we showcase student-produced films from the 11th annual Fault Line Film Festival. Enjoy free popcorn and come early for your chance to win door prizes. Learn more about the annual event at https://semo.edu/faultline/.


First Family Meal

Location: Baptist Student Center, Downstairs (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

Join us for an evening meal and time of conversation and sharing.


Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Week 2

Interwoven

Location: River Campus, Crisp Museum
Time: During Business Hours
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

This is an exhibit of paintings by regional artist Jean Rissover.  Th subject matter is about the lives and roles that women play in society.  It’s a coo exhibit. This exhibit runs from August 6 through September 19, come check it out!

 

Tutorial and SI Sessions Begin

Location: N/A
Sponsored by:  Learning Assistance Programs

Tutorial and SI sessions begin today! We look forward to assisting you in your educations pursuits this semester!


Glee Club Auditions

Location: University Center, Mississippi Room
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Glee Club

Come out and audition for Glee Club! Our group sings and dances with a wide variety of genres and styles of music, both accompanied and a cappella. We're for anyone, no matter your background or skill level. We're like a big family, and we'd love for you to be part of it!

 

First Family Meal

Location: Baptist Student Center, Downstairs (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

Join us for an evening meal and sharing. Learn from one another by breaking bread together.

 

Bazooka Ball

Location: Parker Lower Gym (Parker 101)
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by: Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Come join Chi Alpha for an absolute blast!  Bring your friends or make some new ones with this nerf style shooting game.  All equipment is provided, see you there!

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma Rush

Location: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come get to know the service sorority on campus! We would love to see you there, and are super excited to grow in this upcoming year!

 

Walking Tacos and Game Night

Location: UC Terrace Room
Time: 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:YoungLife College

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity. 

Part-Time Expo

Location: University Center Lobby
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of Career Services

Do you need a part-time job this fall? Plan to attend the Part-Time Expo in the University Center Lobby on Tuesday, August 31, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Stop by and meet with a variety of local employers who are seeking part-time employees. Bring a stack of resumes and be ready to apply!

 

First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: Towers Complex, in front of Towers Cafe
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by September 7: semo.edu/leadership


Dorm Decor

Location: Crisp Museum
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

Amazing Dorm Decor from Cardboard DIY furnishings will make your dorm room unlike anyone else's. Reduce, recycle and reuse, seek and find creativity in what others call waste. You can store more in less space utilizing corners, those between areas, or high and low bare spots. Drop in Crisp Museum and see some crafty finished examples to inspire you such as, organizers, shelving, containers, a cabinet, bedside table, photo displayers, racks, and more. Participate in the group project build going on at the museum to get the feel of it. Then enter the raffles to win some pieces.

 

Free Cook-out and Games

Location: Under the tent beside the Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus MInistry

The professional dads will be out grilling juicy, marinated chicken and we'll have lots of homemade sides for a wonderful, FREE, cook-out. There will be plenty of food and many new people for you to meet and enjoy getting to know. Take a break from your meal plans and come have fun with us.

 

Big Bucks & BBQ

Location: Parker Field
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

WIN A FREE SEMESTER OF COLLEGE!!! We're giving someone in attendance a free semester. Grill, chill and enter for your chance to win BIG! Free BBQ provided!


Holy Marathon, Batman!

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope
Time: 6:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come join the Lutheran Student Fellowship for a streaming of the 1960's Batman TV show! We're even bringing out the fire pit for some hotdogs and s'mores!

 

Chi Alpha Worship

Location: Dempster Glenn Auditorium (Dempster 105)
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Our first Tuesday night worship of the year!  We will be in Glenn Auditorium every Tuesday to worship God, hear a relevant message, and hang out with friends.  We can’t wait to see you there.  

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma Rush

Location: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come get to know the service sorority on campus! We would love to see you there, and are super excited to grow in this upcoming year!

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Community Service Fair

Location:  University Center 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life & Event Services 

Interestesd in finding ways you can volunteer in the Cape Girardeau Community? Come on out and meet some of the faces behind local organizations that are eager to meet new volunteers!
 

Student Organization Info Session

Location: UC Heritage Room
Time: 12 - 1:15 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Life & Event Services

Please join us to learn more about becoming a registered student organization for the 2021-22 school year. In order to be a fully registered student organzation, every organization must send a member to an informational session. Zoom option available: https://semo.zoom.us/j/93666131702 

 

Ponies on Parker

Location: Parker Field
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Rehawks Equestrian Team

Ponies on Parker is a live riding demonstration done by current Equestrian Team members in both English and Western disciplines. This event is free and open to all students! Come meet a couple of our awesome horses and see what we are all about!


The Southeast You Wish Someone Had Told You About

Location: University Center, Tribute Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, TRIO-McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-Student Support Services

Students might be confused, lost or unsure during the first few weeks of class. By the time they discover how things work on a college campus, they may already be behind in their courses. What happens if your professor is 15 minutes late to class? Where's the best place to get a meal? Is there really a ghost in Cheney Hall? This seminar will cover some of the secrets SEMO has to offer and also debunk some of the myths you may have heard.

 

Fresh Bible Study Launch

Location: UC Program Lounge
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

All freshmen are invited to come hang and eat free pizza for this all-freshman bible study! Weekly on Wednesday's at 6:00pm starting September 1st.

 

Glee Club Auditions

Location: University Center, Ballroom A
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Glee Club

Come out and audition for Glee Club! Our group sings and dances with a wide variety of genres and styles of music, both accompanied and a cappella. We're for anyone, no matter your background or skill level. We're like a big family, and we'd love for you to be part of it!

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma Rush

Location: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come get to know the service sorority on campus! We would love to see you there, and are super excited to grow in this upcoming year!

  

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Location: Various Campus Locations
Sponsored by:  Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Structured fraternity rush where chapters host events on and off campus to welcome possible new members and where students can learn more about each fraternity.

Dog Day with Gamma Sigma Sigma

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma and Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

Come make a dog toy with the Humane Society of Southeast from 11-1 pm on the third floor of the UC and enjoy some puppy love afterward some toy making! Service Hours will be provided to anyone who makes a dog toy. Donations are requested, Cash, card, or donations from the shelter.

 

First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by September 7: semo.edu/leadership

 

Football Game vs SIU

Location: Houck Field
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the SIU Salukis! Free entry with student ID. 


Game Night

Location: University Center, 4th floor (Ballroom, Indian room, Redhawk room)
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Video Games! Board Games! Card Games! Kahoot! This will be a fun night with all your favorite games and a few new ones you've never heard of before. We'll have music, snacks, a few prizes, and a great environment to meet new friends as you find your new places at SEMO.

Avengers Dinner & A Movie - Registration Closes

Location: Campus Life Facebook
Time: 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

We know you are young, scrappy and hungry for a night of good food and great times. Don't throw away your shot to grab some friends and enjoy Avengers alongside a themed meal on Friday, September 10 at 6pm.  Seats are limited and required pre-registration will be open from August 20-September 3. The cost is one meal swipe (contact Campus Life for the cash equivalent). Keep an eye out on our social media and signs around campus for the link to sign up. It will be a HamilTON of fun! Registration closes TODAY at noon.

  

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

First  Friday with the Arts

Location: Crisp Museum
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

Stop in, socialize and check out the current exhibition featuring artist Jean Rissover. Refreshments will be provided. Make the museum part of your SEMO First Friday tradition.

  

Agape Table Talk with Dr. G (Parables of Jesus)

Location: Baptist Student Center, Downstairs (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: 
Baptist Student Center

Dr. G will be teaching and leading a discussion about one parable of Jesus during these sessions. The teaching and discussion will be around an evening meal. Come and join us for meal and a discussion. Bring a friend! 

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma Rush

Location: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come get to know the service sorority on campus! We would love to see you there, and are super excited to grow in this upcoming year!

 

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Bid Day

Location: Houck Stadium & Houck Field House
Time: 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

End of structured rush for IFC chapters where new members are invited to join their fraternity. 

Week 3

 

Rest from Your Labor with BBQ

Location: Capaha Park, Shelter 3
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

After the first two weeks of school, Labor Day is perfect for resting and BBQ that someone else cooks! Jesus said, Come to me all who labor... so our event will begin with an outdoor Mass at 5:15pm. The heavenly meal will be followed by BBQ. In the event of rain, Mass and BBQ will be served at the Newman Center.

 

YoungLife College Club Meeting

Location: UC Terrace Room
Time: 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: YoungLife College

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Location: Outside in front of Kent Library Fountain
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma SIgma

Come outside by the fountain in front of Kent Library from 11am-1 pm to get some free lemonade and learn about Alex’s Lemonade stand and the fight against Childhood Cancer

 

First-year Leadership Program (FyLP) Info Table

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Southeast Leadership Programs, Campus Life & Event Services

Stop by for some freebies and talk with a few of the student leaders who will be facilitating the First-year Leadership Program (FyLP), a six-week program of fun, active sessions from September - October for any new SEMO students who want to explore their personal leadership strengths while connecting with others. Submit the online FyLP Registration Form by TODAY, September 7: semo.edu/leadership 

 

Speed Volleyball

Location: Parker Field
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

Bring a team or just show up ready to play. Winning team takes home a $150 giftcard!

Health and Wellness Fair

Location: UC, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of the Dean of Students, Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility, RedHawk Educators, Campus Violence Prevention Program and Alcohol and Substance Awareness Coalition

A number of presenters from campus and from the community will share information and give-a-ways in support of health, mental health, and overall wellness. Students will have the opportunity to hear about resources available to them, and will have the opportunity to do health/mental health screenings. Music and light refreshments are planned, along with the chance to interact and learn in a relaxed and fun environment.


Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions

Location: University Center, Tribute Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 12 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, TRIO-McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-Student Support Services

The concept of microaggressions, which has been familiar in psychology for decades, has become part of the larger conversation around DE&I. Microaggressions are everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to individuals of a marginalized group. Common examples of microaggressions are telling a person of color they are so articulate, or always interrupting women in meetings or assuming someone’s sexual orientation by their appearance. Often stemming from unconscious bias, these seemingly harmless comments have been compared to death by a thousand cuts and can cause health problems, workplace burnout, and other negative effects. Training helps employees recognize what microaggressions are and how to respond, whether they are on the receiving end, a witness, or have been called out for a microaggression.

 

Painting for the Bees

Location: Rhodes 107, Rhodes Garden
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast Sustainability Club

Come learn about the Southeast Sustainability Club as you paint pots to brighten up the Rhodes Garden! 

 

Power Hour

Location: St. John Henry Newman Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:St. John Hentry Newman Center

Join us in our new & beautiful church for a night of prayer, reflection, and praise & worship.

 

Campus Wide Worship

Location: Academic Terraces
Time: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

This will be a great night for everyone to come out and worship together on campus. We will have great live music from some of the areas most talented musicians and worship leaders. We will have a guest speaker and there will be students from many different campus ministries and local churches. Snacks, music, new people to meet, and the creation of a great new memory all await you at Campus Wide Worship.

Glow in the Dark Wiffle Ball

Location: Parker Field
Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Room for IMPROVment

Come hang out with Room for IMPROVment and play some glow in the dark wiffle ball! We will have glow sticks, food, and music, so why not come hang out?

SEMO Volleyball Invitational

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come cheer on the volleyball team as they take on Marshall at 10:30 and Memphis at 7:00! Kansas City will play Arkansas State at 1:30, and Marshall will play KC at 4:30. 

 

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

Avengers Dinner & A Movie

Location: University Center Ballroom (4th Floor)
Time: 6 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Campus Life & Event Services

We know you are ready for a night of good food and great times. Enjoy Avengers alongside a themed meal.  Seats are limited and required pre-registration will be open from August 20-September 3. The cost is one meal swipe (contact Campus Life for the cash equivalent). Keep an eye out on our social media and signs around campus for the link to sign up. 

 

Trivia Night hosted by LCM

Location: University Center, Main Redhawks
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood College Ministry

A fun filled night with trivia, snacks, and a guaranteed good time. Recruit a team for trivia rounds such as guess the childhood theme song, family feud, movies, and more!! Bring your friends and your A-Game! 

 

Ping Pong Tournament

Location: Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry 

If ping pong is your game, come show your chops. We'll have multiple tables set up for you to showcase your skill (or just to have fun). We'll have other fun card and board games going on as well and several free drinks and snacks to keep you going. Meet some new friends and who knows, you might decide to continue playing ping pong throughout the semester. Everyone is invited!

 

Fall Soiree

Location: Lutheran Chapel of Hope
Time: 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lutheran Student Fellowship

Come have some fun! There will be dancing, board games, fire pit, you name it! Including a dance instructor to teach a German waltz. Dress up if you want to! Hope to see you there! 

River Float Trip (Current River, not Mississippi!)

Location: St. John Henry Newman Center - 512 N Pacific (across from Academic Terraces)
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

See the Ozark Scenic Riverway with friends as we float the clear and cool Current River in Van Buren, Missouri. We will gather at the Newman Center on campus at 8am and share rides to Van Buren. It's an all day event that'll require sunscreen and shades. Cost is $25 and advance registration is required. To reserve your spot on the river, email semocatholic@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 7.

 

SEMO Volleyball Invitational

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Athletics

Come cheer on the volleyball team as they take on Arkansas State! Kansas City will play Memphis at 10:30, Marshall will play ASU at 1:30, and Memphis will play Marshall at 4:30. Free entry with student ID. 

 

Let the Trumpet Sing

Location: Shuck Music Recital Hall
Time: 3 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Dr. Kevin Tague, trumpet, and Dr. Timothy Schmidt, piano, present a program of misplaced repertoire: vocal music performed on the trumpet!
Current enrolled Southeast students can get their $5 ticket by taking their Southeast ID to any of the three University Box Offices.

Week 4

Interwoven

Location: River Campus, Crisp Museum
Time: During Business Hours
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

This is an exhibit of paintings by regional artist Jean Rissover.  Th subject matter is about the lives and roles that women play in society.  It’s a coo exhibit. This exhibit runs from August 6 through September 19, come check it out!

 

Explore Alpha

Location: Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry 

Enjoy a FREE meal while trying out Alpha. Alpha is a world-wide program created to help people ask questions about life and to explore what faith is. There is zero commitment required to come get a taste for what Alpha is and if it will be the right thing for you. Everyone is welcome to this no pressure environment.

Student Organization Info Session

Location: UC Redhawks Room
Time: 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Life & Event Services

Please join us to learn more about becoming a registered student organization for the 2021-22 school year. In order to be a fully registered student organzation, every organization must send a member to an informational session. Zoom option available: https://semo.zoom.us/j/92579219249 

  

First 828

Location: UC Ballroom
Time: 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:Campus Outreach

We're back baby! Campus Outreach weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 8:00pm starting September 14th. Come hangout and grow in your relationship with God!

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Location: Outside in front of Kent Library Fountain
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma SIgma

Come outside by the fountain in front of Kent Library from 11am-1 pm to get some free lemonade and learn about Alex’s Lemonade stand and the fight against Childhood Cancer

 

Math Club Meet and Greet

Location: Johnson Hall 219
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Math Club

Come get to know the Math Club as well as find out a bit more about our meetings! You don't have to be a math major to come, (in fact, a lot of the club aren't math majors). There will be food provided! We hope to see you there!

 

Financial Tips for College Students

Location: University Center, Tribute Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 12 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, TRIO-McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-Student Support Services

Now that you’re in college, it’s likely that you are in charge of your own financial affairs. You have more freedom to decide where and how to spend money, especially if your parents are many miles away. But along with that freedom comes the responsibility to spend money wisely. That’s what it’s like when you’re on your own — you get to decide and you also get to experience the consequences of your choices, both good and bad. This seminar will cover steps you can take now to help be financially successful now and in the future.

 

Spoons Night!

Location: University Center, Tribute Room
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  The Hand We've Been Dealt

Come join us for a game of spoons! Completely free to play! Who will be the last man standing? 

Game Night at the Museum

Location:  Crisp Museum
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

The museum is hosting a fun evening with classic games. Check out the museum, bring a friend, meet new people, relax and have fun. Popcorn and light snacks will be provided.

 

Student Government Funding Meeting

Location: UC Heritage Room
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Government Association

Take the first step to request SGA funding for your registered student organization's event! A Zoom option is also available. Email sgtreasurer@semo.edu for a Zoom link or more information. 

Redhawks Volleyball Invitational

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Athletics

Come cheer on the volleyball team as they take on Tulsa at 10:30 and Southern Illinois at 7:00! SIU will play Central Arkansas at 1:00, and UCA will play Tulsa at 4:30. Free entry with student ID. 

 

Department of Mass Media Scavenger Hunt

Location: Grauel Building Main Lobby
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Department of Mass Media

Grab your phones and a couple of friends and join us for a campus scavenger hunt that will take you around the main campus, Rust Center for Media, and River Campus. Don't have any friends yet? No problem -- we'll assign you to a group before the event begins. We'll meet outside of Grauel at 10:30 a.m. to form/assign groups. the event begins at 11. Winning teams will earn prizes!

 

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

Redhawks Volleyball Invitational

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 3 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come cheer on the volleyball team as they take on Central Arkansas! Tulsa will play SIU at 12:00. Free entry with student ID.

 

Soccer Game vs Missouri State

Location: Houck Field
Time: 1:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the Missouri State Bears! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Symphony Sampler

Location: Shuck Music Recital Hall
Time: 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Southeast River Campus

A light-hearted introduction to the symphony, featuring student musicians from the symphony in a variety of chamber ensembles. Free admission.

 

Liturgical Worship with the Church of No Name

Location: Baptist Student Center Chapel (909 Normal Avenue)
Time: 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Baptist Student Center

Do you like candles, prayers, chanting, music, and readings as a part of worship? This group meets on the third Sunday of every week in the BSC Chapel. The Church of No Name is led by Southeast alumni Josh and Alyssa Smith and is a small church that has recently started in Cape. All students and university community members are welcome. You can hang around for family meal afterwards!

Week 5

Campus Scavenger Hunt

Location: University Center, Heritage Room
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Lynwood Campus Ministry

Come join us for our team photo scavenger hunt! Each task will be worth a certain number of points and the team that finishes first or has the most number of points by the end of 1 hour will be our winners. The top 2 teams will win a prize. All of the locations will be on SEMO main campus - vehicles are allowed. Recruit a team and invite your friends!

 

Conversations & Quotations for Oboe

Location: Shuck Music Recital Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Works for Oboe and English Horn featuring collaborations with other Southeast faculty.
Current enrolled Southeast students can get their $5 ticket by taking their Southeast ID to any of the three University Box Offices.

Changing the Way You Think

Location: University Center, Tribute Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 12 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, TRIO-McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-Student Support Services

Has your mind ever spun into a downward spiral of self-defeating thoughts? Those pesky thoughts that demand front and center stage and tell you that no matter the situation, the outcome is destined for failure. These thoughts can be strong and powerful, and they can take a major toll on your emotional and physical well-being. In this seminar, you will learn ways to challenge negative thought patterns and gain focus on strengths and goals.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Location: Outside in front of Kent Library Fountain
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma SIgma

Come outside by the fountain in front of Kent Library from 11am-1 pm to get some free lemonade and learn about Alex’s Lemonade stand and the fight against Childhood Cancer.

 

Student Government Funding Meeting

Location: UC Heritage Room
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Student Government Association

Take the first step to request SGA funding for your registered student organization's event! A Zoom option is also available. Email sgtreasurer@semo.edu for a Zoom link or more information. 

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

Cape Riverfront Market

Location: 35 S. Spanish St. Downtown
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by: Old Town Cape 

Everything at the Cape Riverfront Market is locally grown and crafted, and people come from across Southeast Missouri to shop the stands. Find your fresh produce, darling wildflowers, crafts for your home, organic body products, and so much more. Bring your family to check it out! This is a community event, for more information go to http://www.downtowncapegirardeau.com/cape-riverfront-market/ 

 

Fall Mum Sale

Location: Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse

Visit the greenhouse for its annual Fall Mum Sale. In addition, you will find a variety of annuals and perrenials. Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse.

 

Breakfast with the President

Location: Kent Library Portico
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

As a part of Family Weekend come on out for a complimentary continental breakfast experience with SEMO's President, Dr. Vargas.

 

Tours of Academic Hall Dome

Location: Main Floor of Academic Hall
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Have you ever wondered how far you can see from the top of the Dome in Academic Hall? Attend one of the tours and find out!

 

Family Weekend Activities

Location: University Center
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Bring your family by the University Center for a variety of activities!

 

Bus Tours

Location: Main Campus, River Campus, Downtown
Time: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Join a bus tour of the Main Campus, River Campus and downtown area! These will last approximately 45 minutes starting at 11am and 1pm. Sign up at the information tent near the University Center.

 

Football Tailgate

Location: In Front of Houck Stadium
Time: 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come one, come all to the tailgate before the 2pm game!

 

Football Game vs TSU

Location: Houck Field
Time: 2 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out and bring your family to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face Tennessee State! Student admission is free with valid Redhawks ID. Other tickets range from $11-$20. Contact by phone at 573-651-2113 or email tickets@semo.edu for more information on purchasing!

 

Haunted Tours

Location: Downtown
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Campus Life & Event Services

Meet downtown in front of Art Van furniture at the Boardman Pavilion.
Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters

Family Weekend Mass and Potluck Brunch

Location: St. John Henry Newman Center - 512 N Pacific (across from Academic Terraces)
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Catholic Campus Ministry - St. John Henry Newman Center

Prove to your parents that you know where our beautiful new chapel is located. Join us for the annual Family Weekend Mass with community Brunch to immediately follow. Bring your favorite homemade dish (or a bag of chips).

 

Soccer Game vs Belmont

Location: Houck Field
Time: 1 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the Belmont Bruins! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Fifth House Ensemble

Location: Shuck Music Recital Hall
Time: 3 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Join us for Fifth House Ensemble: Rivers Empyrean.  We live in a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution, and our life-giving waterways are at risk. In this program Fifth House Ensemble will trace the life cycle of water, beginning with its descent from the heavens as rain, to its long journey in streams and rivers as described by conservation experts and ecologists.
Current enrolled Southeast students can get their $5 ticket by taking their Southeast ID to any of the three University Box Offices.

Week 6

September 27

TBD

September 29

Mass Media #greenscreenchallenge

Location:  Rust Center for Media, 325 Broadway
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Mass Media

Come stand in front of our green screen at the Rust Center for Media and be dropped into a scene from an iconic ad, news event or movie scene. Enjoy mocktails, games and special treats while you wait. Follow, like and share your favorite videos on the Department of Mass Media's Tiktok account.

 

Let's Talk Professionalism!

Location: University Center, Tribute Room (2nd Floor)
Time: 12 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Educational Access Programs, Learning Assistance Programs, TRIO-McNair Scholars Program, TRIO-Student Support Services

As professionals, we seek to learn and educate ourselves to perform better within our jobs and to increase our confidence as it relates to collaborating, completing job duties and adjusting to ever-changing demands and requirements relating to our positions. The best approach to address any lingering concerns about your performance is to be proactive! Seek out professional development opportunities and do not wait for them to come to you. This session will focus on developing a professional development plan you adapt over your college career and moving into the professional world.

 

Volleyball vs. UT Martin

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Athletics

Come cheer on the Redhawks as they take on the UT Martin Skyhawks! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Supper Stories

Location: Ignite House (415 N. Pacific St. across from Grauel)
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Come enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal for Free and hear a fellow student share a story about their time here at SEMO. Fun, safe, welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy a mid-week meal and meet some new friends.

 

Guys and Dolls

Location: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus


September 30

Guys and Dolls

Location: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Southeast River Campus


October 1

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

First  Friday with the Arts

Location: Crisp Museum
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Crisp Museum

Stop in, socialize and check out the newest exhibition featuring artist Louise Marler. Refreshments will be provided. Make the museum part of your SEMO first Friday tradition.

 

Volleyball vs. Belmont

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they take on the Belmont Bruins! Free entry with student ID.

 

Guys and Dolls

Location: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus


October 2 

Volleyball vs. Belmont

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 2 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they take on the Belmont Bruins! Free entry with student ID.

 

Guys and Dolls

Location: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus


October 3

Soccer Game vs UT Martin

Location: Houck Field
Time: 1:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the UT Martin Skyhawks! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Guys and Dolls

Location: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Southeast River Campus

Week 7

October 4

TBD

October 5

Fall Festival

Location: Parker Field
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Ignite Campus Ministry

Pumpkins! Puppies! Photo booths! Music! Games and Prizes! Free Food! This will be a great time to enjoy the beginning of Fall with some of your favorites. Take a break from school and before you leave for Fall Break come enjoy a new SEMO tradition of the Fall Festival. Everyone is invited.

 

Treble Festival

Location: Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Featuring special guest Dr. Kelly Miller along with local high school singers and the Southeast choirs.


October 6

TBD

October 7

TBD

October 8

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.



October 9

TBD

October 10 

TBD

Week 8

October 11

Good Luck on Midterms

Location: University Center, 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Gamma Sigma Sigma

Come visit the UC from 11-1 pm to start your midterms off right with some candy motivation from Gamma Sigma Sigma.


October 12

Gala Season Opener

Location: Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

The famous orchestral tone poem by Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, will open our 21st season at the River Campus! Additional colorful works for orchestra will also be presented.


October 13

Come Craft with Campus Life

Location: University Center 3rd Floor Lobby
Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Grab your roommate or bring a friend and join Campus Life in seasonal crafts to relieve some stress or even spice up your space! No experience necessary.


October 14

Soccer Game vs Eastern Illinois

Location: Houck Field
Time: 6:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face the Eastern Illinois Panthers! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Conversations from the Soul

Location: Bedell Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by:Southeast River Campus

Southeast Jazz Lab & Studio Ensembles will present a program of jazz tunes combining elements of rhythm and blues, gospel, and soul music, popularized by African Americans. We look forward to you joining us as we embark in this musical conversation.Current enrolled Southeast students can get their $5 ticket by taking their Southeast ID to any of the three University Box Offices.


October 15

Avengers Dinner & A Movie - Registration Open

Location: Campus Life Facebook
Time: 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Campus Life & Event Services

Grab some friends and come on out to see Avegeners: Infinity War alongside a themed meal on Thursday, November 4 at 6pm.  Seats are limited and required pre-registration will be open from October 15-October 29. The cost is one meal swipe (contact Campus Life for the cash equivalent). Keep an eye out on our social media and signs around campus for the link to sign up. Can't wait to see you there!

 

High Tea at the IV

Location: International Village (IV) Administration Building Multipurpose Room
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by:  Office of International Education & Services

In the British tradition, High Tea is when people sit down for a cup of tea and food at the end of the working day. Every Friday in the fall, International Education & Services will hold a High Tea open to anyone in the Southeast community who wants to meet and interact with our international community. High Teas at the IV will be informal gatherings, but there will be various themes for each which will guide participants’ discussions.

 

Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 6 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come cheer on the Redhawks as they take on the SUIE Cougars! Free admission with valid student ID. 



October 16 

Football Game vs Murray State

Location: Houck Field
Time: 2 p.m. 
Sponsored by:  Athletics

Come on out to cheer on the SEMO Redhawks as they face Murray State! Free entry with student ID. 

 

Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Location: Houck Field House
Time: 7 p.m.
Sponsored by:Athletics

Come cheer on the Redhawks as they take on the SUIE Cougars! Free admission with valid student ID. 


 

October 17 

TBD