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2016-17 Sign-Up Information

Applying for Campus Housing: Returning Students

Don’t forget, Drury University has a housing policy that requires most full-time day school students to live on campus. 

Returning student assignments are based upon special application processes (theme communities), pin number (fraternities), or earned credit hours (non-theme apartments and upperclassman residence hall communities).

Housing Assignment Considerations

Full-time day school students are eligible to reside in on-campus apartments (includes Midtown houses) and fraternity houses if they graduated from high school at least one full year prior to the anticipated move-in date.  There is not a minimum credit-hour requirement to apply for apartments or houses.

Our campus apartments & residence halls offer male- and female-only options, as well as gender-inclusive options. Midtown houses are gender-inclusive. If a student chooses a “male” or “female” suite or apartment, they will be assigned based on the gender indicated on their housing contract. When making residence hall, room and roommate assignments, the university does not discriminate based upon race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, or culture.

Process for Fraternity Houses
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 that will take place in March.

Process for Theme Housing
Students will have to apply for the specific theme houses for which they are interested. Some of those communities require an individual application, while some have a group application or presentation.

Process for Non-Theme Housing
Students should choose their own roommates and fill out online Housing Selection forms for each unit type in which they are interested, unless they are applying for specialty housing (Foreign Languages House, fraternity houses, Honors House, Humanities House, Rose O'Neill House, Social Justice House, Summit Park, family housing). Deadlines for each housing unit are indicated on the Housing Selection form. Group members should fill out a housing contract in MyDrury by the same deadlines listed on the Housing Selection form.   

For non-themed apartments, the Housing Office will confirm each group’s earned credit hours and rank the roommate groups from most earned hours to least earned hours.

Groups then attend their designated housing sign-up night.  At the sign-up nights, a large campus map will be posted so that students can easily see which units are available. Groups whose members submitted contracts will be called from most credit hours to least credit hours to select their specific unit from the map.  
Students who are moving to campus for the first time should also bring a $200 check made out to Drury University or pre-pay the deposit online.

Already have an apartment you want to keep for next year (residency continuation)?
Some students already have an apartment and want to keep it for the upcoming academic year.  In order for students to maintain their current apartment/house for another year (residency continuation), at least 50% of the current residents must renew their contracts in MyDrury and find students to fill any vacancies within the unit (they also need to submit their contracts in MyDrury) by March 11 at 5 p.m. If all intended tenants do not submit housing contracts by March 11 at 5 p.m., those tenants must participate in the housing sign-up process and select a new unit.

Students residing in the following locations are NOT ELIGIBLE to keep the exact same bedroom or apartment (this list may change before sign-ups):

  • College Park units—106, 110, 128 & wheelchair accessible unit 104 (unless those students are residing with a student who requires accessible housing)
  • 1212 N Jefferson, Unit B
  • Manley Hall units—11-14, 20-24, 30-34 (GAs are not eligible for residency continuation in Manley)
  • University Suites 203 & wheelchair accessible unit 101 (unless those students are residing with a student who requires accessible housing). 
  • Academic-themed houses – Foreign Language, Humanities, Rose O’Neill 
  • Summit Park
  • Midtown houses 410 E Calhoun, 1238 N Jefferson, 1215 N Robberson 
  • Fraternity houses & the three residence halls, Smith, Sunderland, and Wallace  

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