Additional Services & Partnerships
Residence Hall Linens Program
Drury University has partnered with the Residence Hall Linens Program to offer dorm essentials to help get you ready for the big move. They offer many options for bedding, bath , and storage which can be purchased individually or as packages. Free shipping is offered on all Value Paks. Order online or call toll-free 1-800-957-4338. The deadline to get orders in is August 5th.
USA Today Collegiate Readership Program
Drury University Student Government has partnered with USA Today to offer FREE USA Today, Springfield Newsleader, and Wall Street Journal newspapers around campus. Locations include: Findlay Student Center, Springfield Hall, Breech School of Business, Shewmaker School of Communications, and Pearsons Hall.
This website provides a platform for college students to share their voice. 90% of the content is student generated content, where contributing writers from college across the country and collegiate correspondents share their thoughts on news & current events from their perspective, about topics that are important and relevant to them. Students writing for www.usatodaycollege.com are either contributing writers or Collegiate Correspondents. It also houses all the additional Collegiate Readership Academic Resources such as Case Studies that go along with the Collegiate Readership Program – located under Readership Program on the top toolbar. Collegiate Correspondent Program is one of the nation’s premier journalism opportunities for undergraduate students. Relevant writing experience combines with professional training and advice from seasoned journalists. Correspondent writing is the backbone of the USA TODAY COLLEGE. Participants in the program have had their work published in USA TODAY’s print edition as well as outlets across Gannett. They offer Spring, Fall and Summer versions of the program. Please feel free to take advantage of these opportunities.
NY Times Online Access
We are pleased to announce the launch of NYTimes.com/AcademicPasses, a brand new benefit of your New York Times Readership program. NYTimes.com/AcademicPasses provide full, complimentary access for 24 hours to The New York Times website and the NYTimes smartphone apps. The intent is to provide this medium as a way to discuss and use current events in the classroom (to engage our world!). To check it out and access these passes – just visit this link (you will have to register with your DRURY email): NYTimes.com/Passes. Passes are active for 24 hour periods and there are a limited number of passes available each day. Have questions on how it works? Visit their FAQ’s.
Renter's Insurance for Students
Drury University strongly recommends renters insurance for all students. Renters insurance provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged, including laptops, computers, smart phones, bicycles, game consoles, textbooks, clothing and other personal items. If your laptop or other personal belongings are stolen, you are responsible for replacing them, not the University. With a renters insurance plan any personal items that are stolen or damaged can be replaced at a full cost subject to a much smaller deductible than your parent's homeowners insurance plan. Renters insurance deductibles may be as low as $50 compared to a homeowner deductible, which may be $1,000 or more. Renters insurance may also protect you financially for unintentional damage to your university housing or bodily injury for which you are liable.
As a resident on campus (or a renter off campus), we strongly advise that you consider enrolling in a renters insurance program. Two companies that specialize in student renter's insurance are Sallie Mae or National Student Services, INC. Both offer affordable renter's insurance policies tailored to college students with low deductibles. Go to the hyperlinks above or stop by the Residence Life Office in FSC 108 for more information.