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The Census is a count of every person living in the United States that takes place every 10 years. The Census is mandated by the Constitution and the results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, as well as how many seats in Congress each state gets.
It’s time to be counted in the 2020 Census. You can respond online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. It's quick and easy - and important to make sure our community is accurately represented. There are special considerations for college students:
College students should count themselves according to where they live on April 1, 2020, which means the majority of Southeastern students will be counted here in the Hammond community. Parents or guardians should only include students in college who live with them full time during the school year.
If you are a Southeastern student currently living on campus or were living on campus at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester: You do not have to complete the Census. You will already be counted through Southeastern as part of the Census Group Quarters Operation, which counts all students living in university owned housing. Even though our University is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 situation, you will still be counted as living on campus.
If you are a Southeastern student who lives off campus: You should complete the Census yourself using the location where you usually live, even if you are temporarily living elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live at your family's home most of the time, you should be included in the Census count at your home address.
The same rules apply to international students.