Drury University recognizes the value of residential living to the total educational process and therefore requires full-time day school undergraduate students to live in residential housing or in fraternity houses.
Once a student moves into a residence, he or she accepts accommodations and board as a contractual agreement with the university for the full academic year, or as specified on the housing contract.
EXEMPTION FROM HOUSING POLICY
Full-time undergraduate day students who desire to live off campus for the upcoming academic year must submit a “Request for Exemption from the University Housing Policy” to the Housing Office by the advertised deadline. Students 21 and over will receive priority for off-campus housing, but are not guaranteed approval.
For the 2014-15 academic year, full-time day school students may apply to live off campus if they meet specific criteria.
Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, our housing policy will be strengthened. At that time the university will require that ALL freshmen and sophomores live on campus. The university will only consider requests for exemption from rising juniors and seniors due to the aforementioned criteria.
Students who do not receive email permission to be exempt from the housing policy will be required to fill out a housing contract in the Housing Office; an on-campus bed and meal plan will be assigned. Students will not be able to register unless the Housing Office has an approved exemption form or a housing contract on file. Failure to receive permission to live off campus through the exemption process does not release students from the financial obligation of room and board. Exemptions are only granted by academic year. Each spring, students must reapply to live off campus prior to registering for the upcoming summer and/or academic year. Do not commit to an off-campus lease until you receive official release from the Housing Office
Housing exemption forms and contracts are available at drury.edu/housing/forms.
HOUSING HOLDS ON STUDENT ACCOUNT
Full-time undergraduate day school students that do not participate in the annual housing sign-up process or exemption process will have a housing hold placed on their account. A housing hold prevents course registration. Housing holds will be released when the Housing Office receives a student’s required paperwork.
HOUSING DEPOSIT & REFUND
To obtain campus housing, a $200 room deposit is required of each resident. This fee is not covered by full-ride scholarships.
New students should send the housing deposit with the housing contract to:
Drury University Admission Office
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Returning students should participate in the Housing Sign-Up process in the spring, and should submit contracts directly to the Housing Office. Students who currently live on campus will not need to pay another housing deposit.
New fall admits who drop prior to May 1 will get their deposit back in full. New spring admits who drop prior to December 1 will get their deposit back in full.
Students with clean, undamaged rooms who follow proper check-out procedures and turn in their keys will have their deposits carried forward to the next academic year. The deposit will be refunded after graduation or when a student leaves Drury, assuming he/she follows proper check-out procedure and does not have an outstanding balance with the University.