Southeast Missouri State University students from Ferguson are getting the chance to move on campus earlier than other students.
This comes after more than a week of protests and violence hitting the St. Louis suburb. Southeast president Ken Dobbins sent letters to 300 students in Ferguson to extend an opportunity to move in early.
The official move in date is scheduled for Thursday for new students and Friday for returning students. Ferguson students have the option to move in on Wednesday.
Director of residential life, Kendra Skinner, said of the 300 students, 174 of them will live in residential halls and the remainder will live off campus.
Skinner said 15 students from have already contacted her office. She said of the 15, five moved in Tuesday and the rest are planning on moving in Wednesday or Thursday.
Skinner explains that the only downfall for the students coming back early is that there will not be any volunteers available to help out during the moving in process.
A welcome meeting will be held Wednesday night for new Ferguson students. Skinner said this is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the campus.
“It’s the opportunity for those students to get connected with other students who might already be here,” Skinner said. “Some of our administrators and staff and other student staff from around the campus are planning on being in attendance.”
The welcome meeting will be Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the University Center South Dining Room.