The availability of on-campus, overnight accommodations varies based on when you are attending SOAR.
Two-day SOAR sessions
If you are attending a two-day session in June or July, overnight accommodations are available for you and your family in Hutchens House at the rate of $25 per person, per night.
When you stay on campus, you can:
- Meet other students and their families
- Easily participate in our fun evening activities for both students and families
- Receive a free, hot, all-you-can-eat breakfast in Garst Dining Center
You make your accommodation reservations online during the SOAR registration process.
Packing for your stay
Students and family members will stay in separate areas of Hutchens House and will share a suite with other SOAR participants. Consider packing separate suitcases.
Towels, soap and linens are provided, but you should bring toiletries and a travel alarm clock. Please keep in mind that rooms are designed for student life; therefore, accommodations will not have the same amenities as a hotel room, such as radios or televisions in individual rooms.
As Missouri State University is a tobacco-free campus, tobacco use is prohibited inside the building and on campus.
You are asked to check in to Hutchens House prior to checking in to the SOAR program. You may check in any time after 5 p.m. the night prior to your session. Front desk staff will be present 24 hours to assist with late night check-ins and other needs.
Pre-session accommodations for the nights of Sunday, July 14, and Sunday, July 21, will be unavailable due to summer camps and conference programs. Overnight accommodations for Monday, July 15, and Monday, July 22, will be available.
One-day SOAR sessions
We are unable to provide on-campus accommodations for students and family members attending the one-day SOAR program in January, June and August.
If you have signed a housing contract, you may have the option of moving into your residence hall room one or two days early for a small fee. This option is not available to students attending a two-day SOAR session or returning from a previous semester.
Arrangements must be made at least five days in advance of your arrival with Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services to ensure your room is ready. Contact Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services at (417) 836-5536 or toll-free at (800) 284-7535 for more information about this option and to make arrangements.