Access to Residence Halls

Card-access system

An electronic card-access system is in operation in all residence halls to provide monitored access to the halls. All guests must enter through the front doors of each residence hall unless accompanied by a resident using his/her access card.

How do I replace a lost card?

A lost access card can be replaced by contacting the reception desk of your residence hall. Replacement cards cost $25. If a lost card is found within 90 days, the replacement card can be returned for a $20 refund.

24-hour staffing

Each residence hall provides 24-hour staffing of the reception desk. All reception desks are equipped with several items for student check-out, such as vacuums, games, recreational equipment and engravers to identify personal property. Along with the reception desk, the residence hall directors, assistant hall directors and resident assistants live in each residence hall to provide immediate emergency services. Emergency services are also provided by custodial and maintenance staff 24 hours a day.

Disability access

Most residence halls are accessible to students with physical disabilities. Certain living units in the residence halls are specifically designed for students using wheelchairs and those with hearing impairments. Approved service animals are permitted in all residence halls. Accessible parking is available for students with physical disabilities as well.

We suggest that any student with a disability, as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, who plans to reside in University housing contact the disability resource center and/or the department of residence life, housing and dining services. Early self-disclosure of special needs will help us to better accommodate those needs.


For those students who bring a vehicle with them to Missouri State, some parking is provided near the residence halls. In addition, Sunvilla Tower contains an underground parking garage facility. Sunvilla Tower residents may rent a parking space by semester on a first-come, first-served basis. The University encourages students to use the Missouri State shuttle system whenever possible.

More information about parking at Missouri State is available on the safety and transportation website.