FAQs: Housing Assignments & Meal Plan Information

When will I receive my assignment?

If the Housing Office received your contract & deposit on May 1st or earlier, your housing assignment will be emailed to you the first week of June. We initially send the assignment to both your Drury email and your personal off-campus account. If your contract & deposit were received after May 1st, you will get an assignment as soon as we have a room & a roommate match for you. The Housing Office makes assignments/changes daily throughout the summer. Even after you receive your initial assignment, you may be reassigned to a different room or receive a new roommate due to the constant changes. Please check your email accounts regularly for updates.

What if it's mid-June and I don’t have an assignment yet?

If you submitted your housing contract, deposit, and were accepted to Drury before May 1 (Dec 1 for spring admittance) and you did not receive a housing assignment, please call or email the Housing Office. If you finished this process after May 1 (or Dec 1 for spring admittance), your email will be sent at some point before Move-In Day. If you don't have an assignment the week before Move-In Day, contact for more information.

Where can I find details about my hall?

To read details about the facility you will be living in, visit the housing options list in the left-hand column and select your housing style. Each hall page provides a list of amenities, a general description of the hall, and a link to the virtual tour.

How can I contact my roommate?

Your roommate’s name, cell phone number and email address will be in the housing assignment e-mail. Be sure to have a conversation with your roommate about who is bringing large items like the TV, rug, or stereo.

How do I change my meal plan?

Students must make their change in writing, because a meal plan change is an alteration to the housing contract. Students may fill out a meal-change form at the Housing Office or by emailing their name, Drury ID, and new meal plan selection to Written changes for the fall semester must be received in Housing by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Commuter meal plans are available in the Housing Office, and may be purchased at any point during the academic year.

Commuter Meal Plan Costs

45 Block Plan with $130 Panther Bucks - semester charge of $474
90 Block Plan with $200 Panther Bucks - semester charge of $870
120 Block Plan with $270 Panther Bucks - semester charge of $1,155
150 Block Plan with $340 Panther Bucks - semester charge of $ 1,441
180 Block Plan with $340 Panther Bucks - semester charge of $ 1,639

I have special dietary needs. Can they be accommodated?

Drury's food service provider, Fresh Ideas, is happy to accommodate our students' medical needs. Students can provide a doctor's note & meet with the Director of Dining Services to discuss reasonable accommodations. Additionally, Fresh Ideas offers vegetarian options for each meal, and can share which items are vegan or gluten-free.

How do I find out how many meals or Panther Bucks I have left?

        Each time you swipe your card you can ask the cashier for your balance.

I am running out of meals. Can my parent add money (Debit Dollars) to my account?

As of August 2017, the Debit Dollars program has been discontinued due to low participation. However, if students run out of meals, they can pay for each meal with cash, credit or debit card.