SEMO to Allow Pets on Campus

Apr 9, 2018

Some Southeast Missouri State University students will be able to bring their dogs, cats and small caged animals to campus starting in the fall.        

The university in Cape Girardeau announced a one-year pilot program Friday.

University vice president Debbie Below says the school has been considering a pet-friendly community because prospective students often ask if they can bring their animals.

The pet-friendly rooms, which will accommodate 92 students, will be on select floors of Myers Hall.          Students must fill out a request form and pay a $200 non-refundable registration fee.        

Approved dogs must be at least 1-year-old and cats must be 6 months old and have already lived with the student's family. They must be able to stay in a dorm room alone and will not be allowed in classes.