Housing & Residence Life

Housing Options for 2015-2016

Specialty Housing for Current Full-Time Drury Students

Fraternity Housing
All fraternity chapters require that members live in their house for a set number of semesters. Fraternity housing contracts are due to the Housing office by Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. Each fraternity has its own process for room assignments, and fall room selections must take place before Spring Break. 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.

Humanities House
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!  The application is due to Heidi Backes hbackes@drury.edu by Friday, February 13.  Selection will be announced the following week. To accept selection, students should immediately visit the Housing office, FSC 120, to sign a housing contract.

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. Student 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. The application is due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 13. Complete the Foreign Languages House Application.  Selection will be announced the following week.  To accept selection, students should immediately visit the Housing office, FSC 120, to sign a housing contract.  Contact Cathy Blunk, cblunk@drury.edu, with questions.

Rose O'Neill House
Two undergraduate students will be selected to live in the Rose O'Neill house and work with the International Rose O’Neill Club Foundation in promoting the legacy of Rose O’Neill.  Engaged Learning credit available.  Email Dr. Katie Gilbert for the application. 

Summit Park Leadership Community
Summit Park requires that students participate in a year-long service project, attend a year-long leadership class, and involves a group application and presentation. It 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 Courtney Swan cswan@drury.edu & a hard copy should be delivered to her office by 12 noon on Monday, February 23. Summit Park selection will be announced via email by Monday, March 2. Students who are selected to Summit Park will sign their housing contracts at a follow-up meeting on March 5.  Contact Courtney Swan, Director of Leadership & Volunteer Development at (417) 873-7809 for questions.

Wallace and Smith Residence Halls
Current Student Residence Hall contracts for traditional suite-style housing in Smith and Wallace halls are due to the Housing office, FSC 120, by Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m.  Students may opt to stay in Smith or Wallace Halls, however the same room is not guaranteed. Residence hall assignments will be made and communicated to returning students via Drury email in late June.

Apartments, Midtown Houses & Upperclassmen Housing in Sunderland
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).
     • College Park
     • University Suites
     • Jefferson Park North and South
     • Jefferson Park West
     • Midtown houses
     • Manley Hall
     • Upperclassmen floor of Sunderland

Continue to Frequently Asked Questions about Current Student Housing Sign-Ups