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.  

The university will consider exemption requests from students who meet one or more of the criteria below:

  • 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

Students 21 and over will receive priority for off-campus housing, but are not guaranteed approval.  Complete a 2015 - 2016 Housing Exemption Form if you want to live off campus.

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.

Returning students who hope to be exempt from the housing policy must submit their form and any additional paperwork to the Housing office by April 1.

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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