Classes Canceled, Offices Closed Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 21 for Solar Eclipse

Southeast Missouri State University classes on both the main campus in Cape Girardeau, the regional campuses in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett, Missouri, the Cape College Center and Southeast courses at Three Rivers College will be canceled and most offices will be closed from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, as the campuses celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join in festivities during that time along Normal Avenue and at Houck Field on the main campus and in celebrations at the regional campuses. Essential services will continue as normal from noon-2 p.m.; employees in these areas should consult with their supervisor to determine staffing needs. Many student services areas also will remain open during that period as students get acclimated on the first day of the fall 2017 semester. They include all Southeast dining locations – Houck’s Place, Rowdy’s, Starbucks, Towers Café, University Center Redhawks Market, Kaldi’s Coffee, Panda Express, Subway and St. Vincent’s Commons – in addition to the Student Recreation Center, Kent Library, Textbook Rental, Southeast Bookstore, the Department of Public Safety, Parking Services, shuttle services, the Information Technology Help Desks and computer labs in Memorial Hall Room 107 and the Kent Library Information Commons. ID Services in the University Center will be open from noon to 1 p.m. Cape Girardeau will experience totality (darkness as the moon passes in front of the sun) for one minute and 45 seconds starting at 1:20:21 PM (CDT) on Aug. 21. Classes will resume and offices will reopen at 2 p.m.