Housing Options for 2016-2017
Specialty Housing for Current Full-Time Drury Students
Students who will live in a fraternity house must submit their housing contracts in MyDrury by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016. All fraternity chapters require that members live in their house for a set number of semesters. Each fraternity has its own process for room assignments, and fall room selections must take place in March. Students who do not live in fraternity housing for the specified amount of time may be subject to additional fees that are assessed by the fraternity. Speak to your fraternity president to see if you are eligible to apply for other campus housing or seek a housing exemption through the Housing Office.
Foreign Languages House
Four undergraduate students will be selected for the Foreign Languages House, a dynamic semi-immersion experience designed to provide language students and native speakers of French and Spanish with additional cultural and linguistic opportunities as they learn about and interact with students, faculty, and community members from countries around the world. Residents will develop close relationships with faculty in the Languages Department as they help to lead programs on campus and for the community, giving them excellent resume-building experience in foreign languages—an area of expertise that is increasingly sought-after on the job market in all fields. Research credit & Engaged Learning credits may be available. Confirm eligibility and fill out the Foreign Languages application (coming soon!) on or before Monday, February 22, 2016. Contact Cathy Blunk, email@example.com, with questions. Selection will be announced February 29, 2016.
The Honors House is designed to offer students accepted into Drury’s Honors Program an opportunity to engage in discovery, exploration, creativity, and leadership through co-curricular experiences that deepen the honors experience. Honors House residents will plan social and cultural programming for the Honors Student Association, organize a service learning project for the year for the Honors Program, and develop their social media skills by promoting the Honors Program’s activities. Most significantly, living in the Honors House will allow students to continue their engagement with ideas. Please complete the online application and submit two sealed letters of recommendation to Dr. Richard Schur, Pearsons 316, on or before February 22, 2016. Selection will be announced February 29, 2016.
Six undergraduate students are selected to live in the Humanities House, situated in Drury University’s historic Parsonage. This experience is designed to be a unique living and learning community for students. Residents have the opportunity to learn from peers, develop strong relationships with faculty, organize divisional events, and enjoy a memorable and exciting interdisciplinary atmosphere in a tight-knit and supportive community. Engaged Learning Credit is available! Email Dr. Raymond Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Please complete the online application on or before Monday, February 22, 2016. Selection will be announced February 29, 2016.
Rose O'Neill House
Two undergraduate students will be selected to live in the Rose O'Neill house on Summit Street. The experience will focus on the arts. Students will be expected to host First Friday ArtWalk at the house, hold readings, help the International Rose O’Neill Club as needed, and do art-focused research to earn their Engaged Learning Credit, in addition to maintaining the downstairs for use by Drury community members. Contact Jackie Warren or Dr. Julian for information about the experience. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. Interviews will take place on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31.
Social Justice House
Dive in to the world of activism and social justice! The Drury Social Justice House is an opportunity for students who are interested or already engaged in social justice in our community and the broader world. Residents will connect with local organizations and activists as well as gain hands-on experience in planning and organizing events that create a stronger dialogue around social justice. The Social Justice House facilitates further investigations in the meaning of justice while encouraging students to enact transformative justice in the local community and beyond. Students will also have to opportunity to earn Engaged Learning credit while living in the house. Email Dr. Raymond Patton at email@example.com with any questions. Confirm eligibility and fill out an application on or before Monday, February 22, 2016. Selection will be announced February 29, 2016.
Summit Park Leadership Community
Summit Park residents participate in a year-long service project & attend a year-long leadership class. The Summit courses do not incur course overload fees. Engaged Learning credit available. There is a group application and presentation. Summit Park is primarily for sophomores, but we do offer it to juniors and seniors if the project/presentations are of high quality. The application is available online. Electronic applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org & a hard copy should be delivered to Community Outreach & Leadership by 12 noon on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Summit Park selection will be announced via email by Thursday, March 10, 2016. Students who are selected for Summit Park will fill out the housing contracts online and attend a follow-up meeting on March 31 to choose rooms. Contact the office of Leadership & Volunteer Development at (417) 873-6803 for questions.
REGULAR HOUSING FOR FULL-TIME DAY STUDENTS
Apartments & Regular Midtown Houses
Following residency continuation, placement is granted at housing sign-up nights based on each group’s cumulative earned credit hours (or on each individual’s credit hours for 1-person apartments). To get on the sign-up night lists, be sure to submit your groups' information on the online housing selection forms, and each roommate will need to submit a contract in MyDrury by the advertised deadlines. Access the contract by choosing "Campus Life" from the top menu, click the "housing" folder from the left menu, then choose "Housing contract."
Wallace, Smith & Sunderland Residence Halls
If you prefer to live in a residence hall, fill out a housing contract in MyDrury by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016. You’ll be assigned to a room based on the building rankings indicated on the housing contract. You are not required to complete an online selection form to be assigned to a residence hall.