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Applying for Campus Housing: Freshmen

Freshmen students may apply to live in our co-ed residence halls, Smith and Wallace, or to live in one of our living-learning communities in Sunderland. Students who choose not to live in a living-learning community, should fill out a housing contract and indicate your hall preferences and meal plan. Students who wish to apply for a living-learning community need to apply for the LLC via a separate process, in addition to completing a housing contract.

Mail your New Student Housing Contract (be sure to print the form for the correct year) to Drury Office of Admission, 900 N Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802. Students should pay a $300 deposit ($100 goes toward tuition, and $200 goes towards housing) online or by mailing in a check made out to Drury University. Students who submit their contract and payment by May 1st will receive a housing assignment via e-mail the first week of June. Students who submit contracts and payments past May 1st will be assigned continuously throughout the summer.

For spring-entry students, the contract and deposit are due by December 1st.

Assignments will be sent to the student’s e-mail account. If you do not receive your housing assignment at least one week prior to Move-In Day, please contact the Housing Office.

All full-time day students are required to live on campus unless they meet specific criteria. Even if you feel you meet the requirements, you must complete a Housing Exemption form to apply to live off campus. Mail the exemption form and a $100 tuition deposit to Drury Office of Admission, 900 N Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802. Deposits may also be paid online. Exemption approvals, denials and/or requests for more information will be sent to the student’s e-mail account. Students who do not receive permission to exempt from the Housing Policy via e-mail are expected to complete a housing contract and live on campus.