In an effort to encourage the entire campus to experience the eclipse and because the celestial phenomenon offers a wonderful learning opportunity, Southeast 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. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join in festivities during that time along Normal Avenue, at Houck Field on the main campus and at the River Campus, and in celebrations at the regional campuses, the Cape College Center and Southeast’s Poplar Bluff Delivery Site.
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. All Southeast dining locations will remain open as scheduled except for 1-2 p.m. when they will be closed. Other essential services remaining open include 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., and US Bank will relocate to an outdoor tent along Normal Avenue.