Tuesday, March 9, 2021


Southeast Opening Vandiver Hall to Employees Impacted by Flooding, Road Closures

Illinois Route 3 near McClure, Illinois, and Illinois Route 146 in Alexander County will close at 7 p.m. tonight, June 21, due to Mississippi River flooding.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to close the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, allowing only local traffic to cross to East Cape Girardeau. IDOT will close Illinois Route 146 at East Cape Girardeau, but East Cape Girardeau residents will be allowed to travel to Missouri.

While flooding remains an issue, Southeast Missouri State University is making residence hall space available in Vandiver Hall at no cost to Southeast employees who commute from Illinois and are impacted by the road closures.

Linens – sheets, a blanket, a pillow and towels – are available through the Office of Residence Life. Reservations must be made Monday-Friday before 3 p.m.  Those wishing to stay in Vandiver Hall also may bring their own linens.

Employees must provide their own food, personal care items and toiletries. Laundry facilities are available, but employees will need to provide laundry detergent. Cookware is available in Vandiver for use in a community kitchen in the residence hall, and employees may purchase their meals in retail dining facilities open this summer, including Starbucks, Towers and Subway.

If you are interested in reserving a space in Vandiver Hall, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (573) 651-2274.

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