Why Live on Campus?
Year after year, Drury's freshmen-to-sophomore and sophomore-to-junior retention rates are higher for residents than commuters.
Studies show that students who live in a residence hall are more likely to:
- Persist to graduation
- Have greater openness to diversity and challenge, which is important for navigating the workforce
- Get more involved in campus activities, which can lead to more leadership positions and deeper connections to faculty and staff
- Residence hall rooms are fully-furnished and include a mini-fridge and microwave
- Internet, wireless printing, utilities, trash/recycling, laundry and meals are included (cable TV is available in some areas)
- Housing and meal fees go on the student bill, which can be covered with student grants, scholarships and loans
- One refundable deposit, one time, for all 3-4 years in student housing