Housing & Residence Life

Apply to Live Off Campus

Drury University recognizes the value of residential living to the total educational process, and therefore requires that all full-time day school students live on campus unless they meet specific exemption criteria.  

For the 2016-17 academic year, the university will consider exemption requests from students who meet one or more of the criteria below:

  • Living at home with parent at primary family residence within 30 miles of Drury
  • Age 21 or older at the start of the academic year
  • Married
  • Have a child
  • Medical condition that cannot reasonably be accommodated in student housing
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Veteran or currently serving in the United States military

Current Students: You may submit your exemption request in MyDrury at the Campus Life tab. Choose "Housing" folder from the left menu. Then choose "Housing Exemption" from the left menu. Please read directions, print & notarize the address verification if under 21 and commuting from home. Have all documents ready to upload before submitting the exemption request in MyDrury.   

Returning students who hope to be exempt from the 2016-17 housing policy must submit their form and any additional paperwork to the Housing office by April 8, 2016.

New Students: 2016-2017 Request for Exemption form is now available. New fall semester students who hope to be exempt from the housing policy must submit their form and any additional paperwork to the Admission office by July 31st.

New spring semester students who hope to be exempt from the housing policy must submit their form and any additional paperwork to the Admission office by December 1st.

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.  Do not commit to an off-campus lease until you receive official release from the Housing office.  Students will not be able to register unless the Housing office has an approved exemption form or a current housing contract on file.

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