Graduate Student Services

DU Bookstore
Olin Library
Career Planning & Development
Drury Account & Technical Support
Housing & Meal Plans
Athletic Events
Parking
Student ID
Safety & Security
Alumni
Commencement


DU Bookstore

The DU Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center, offers students a broad range of supplies and services. In addition to new and used textbooks, the store stocks classroom supplies, art and architecture supplies, sportswear, sundries, insignia giftware, greeting cards, magazines, study aids and more.

Books may be purchased online through the DU Bookstore.  DU Bookstore services include convenient check cashing, special book ordering at no charge, postage stamps and buy-back of used textbooks at the end of each semester.


Olin Library

Graduate students with photo or validated Drury ID cards are welcome to use all the facilities at Olin Library on campus. Photocopy machines are available for students.

The Olin Library is a repository for the information essential to the pursuit of knowledge by the Drury community. It provides timely access to the information resources that support the academic and administrative needs of the university. The library seeks to create an infrastructure for effective information delivery, to fully utilize available technologies, and to teach skills that enhance academic success and lifelong learning. Through its collections, information access services, and an environment conducive to learning, the library enriches the life of the Drury community and advances the university's educational mission.

Off-campus Library Services:

This service works to provide seamless access for off-campus faculty and students to the resources and services of the Olin Library.

The goal of the Olin Library is to provide Drury students and faculty that may not be on or near the Springfield campus with the same level of library access and service provided to on-campus students and faculty. It is recommended that all students and faculty use the Olin Library website at http://library.drury.edu as the gateway to library information resources and services. Library services include:

  • Prompt delivery of books, articles and videos owned by the Olin Library
  • Online interlibrary loan for materials owned by other libraries
  • Research assistance at the library's reference desk
  • Research consultations scheduled with individual members of the library faculty
  • Research assistance via e-mail or phone
  • Online research guides called LibGuides that cover a range of disciplines and subjects; they can be created and customized for specific courses and assignments
  • Access from on or off campus to an array of research-oriented electronic indexes and full text databases
  • Electronic reserves available online
  • Drury students may use their Drury ID card to use all resources in other academic libraries in the Springfield area
  • Drury students may use their ID card in any MOBIUS library to check out books.

Career Planning & Development

The Career Planning & Development office seeks to aid graduate students in securing positions in business, industry and government. Career Planning & Development offers vocational counseling and assistance in securing employment. Drury Alumni desiring promotion or change in location are invited to use the Career Planning & Development resources.

Many resources are available online and include resume and mock interview tools and a job posting database. You can also attend an annual career fair (registration is required.) Appointments may be scheduled with Career Planning staff during the day. Their office is located in Bay Hall Room 148 and may be contacted at (417) 873-7284 or career@drury.edu.


Drury Account & Technical Support

Your Drury account gives currently enrolled students access to several useful resources including Drury e-mail (Webmail,) online library databases, and software discounts. Your computer account also allows you to log on to and use computers in the labs on campus.  

If you do not know your Drury username or password, please contact Technology Services.  They are located on campus located in Springfield Hall, Room 222. The Technology Services office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Need help? The Help Desk is available to assist you with computer-related issues. You may submit a Help Desk ticket online or contact the Help Desk at (417) 873-7300. You may also e-mail help@drury.edu (please include your name, contact information, and Drury ID number).


Graduate Housing & Meal Plans

Housing plans require a purchase of a meal plan, but you are able to apply for a meal plan without a housing plan. As a graduate student, if you apply to live on campus you will be housed with another graduate student in campus apartments that have not been filled by undergraduate students.

There is no deadline to sign up for housing, but there is limited availability. To apply for a housing and meal plan contact the housing office

Meal Plan Only:

Graduate students can apply for semester-long meal plans without housing plans by filling out a Commuter Student Meal Plan Agreement and sending it to housing@drury.edu. Meal plan charges will show up with tuition fees on your Drury account. 

There is no deadline to add a meal plan but there is a deadline to change your meal plan each semester, which will be listed on the Academic Calendar


Athletic Events

Graduate students are able to pick up two free tickets to any of Drury's home athletic events. To receive your tickets, you must show your student ID at the box office.


Parking

Parking is available on the Springfield campus. All students, faculty and staff who choose to park on campus must register their vehicles with the security office.

Permits are issued by the Department of Safety & Security office located in the Findlay Student Center, Room 101, between 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please bring your vehicle's DMV registration papers and license plate number with you to receive your parking permit.

The campus map outlines the appropriate parking lots for each parking permit. For additional information on parking regulations or to obtain a campus map, contact the Security Office at (417) 873-7400.


Student ID Cards

To obtain your Drury Student ID, visit the Department of Safety & Security office located in the Findlay Student Center, Room 101, between 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Your photo will be taken and they will issue you an ID card for free (replacement cards are $15).

You must be registered for classes before you can receive a Drury ID.

ID cards allows students:

  • Access to free home athletic event tickets
  • Entrance into course-specific and general buildings after hours
  • Meal plans, if signed up for a plan
  • Certain parking lots
  • Check-out books from the library

Safety & Security

The Drury Department of Safety & Security is dedicated to maintaining a safe living and learning environment for all students and members of the Drury community. The department maintains 24-hour patrols of campus, investigates on-campus offense reports, and works with local law enforcement and emergency response personnel when necessary to ensure a safe campus.


Alumni

All students who have completed 30 or more credit hours at Drury University become members of Drury's Alumni Association. The Alumni Association helps alumni connect with the university and with fellow graduates through club activities, continuing education opportunities, travel, sporting events, and on-campus activities including the Alumni Reunion weekend. 

For more information, visit Drury's Alumni page or contact the Office of University Advancement at alumni@drury.eduor call 417-873-7217.


Commencement

In order to be approved to graduate from Drury University, students must fit the Requirements for Graduation outlined in the College of Graduate Studies Academic Catalog. Here are some key conditions that affect a student's eligibility to graduate that are often overlooked: 

  1. At the time of graduation the average cumulative grade must be at least 3.0. Graduate courses with a final grade of below “C” may not be counted toward the student’s degree requirement.
  2. The graduate program must be completed no later than seven calendar years (including transfer work) after the student has begun graduate-level work.
  3. Student's may not graduate with an unsettled account with the university.

Once a student ensures that they are eligible to graduate they must apply for graduation. The steps to apply for graduation are as follows:

  1. Students wishing to graduate must fill out an application for graduation the semester before their final semester. (Deadlines for graduation applications are listed for each graduation date on the Academic Calendar.) The online "Application for Graduation" is accessible under the "Student" tab in MyDrury.
  2. After completing the application, students will be notified by the Registrar’s Office that their graduate audit has begun. The Registrar’s Office will also notify students of their audit results.
  3. Following a successful audit, students will be contacted regarding commencement ceremony details.
  4. Prior to commencement, students will be billed a $75 graduation fee. This fee helps to cover the cost of cap and gowns, hoods, and diplomas and it is payable online or in-person at Student Financial Services. All graduates are required to pay the fee whether they participate in the ceremony or not.

For more commencement details (tickets, announcements, etc.) please visit Drury’s Commencement website. If you have any other questions, please contact the College of Graduate studies (417-873-7530 or grad@drury.edu).