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2020-21 Housing Sign-Ups for Returning Students

The 2020-21 sign-up link, housing contract, and exemption will go live on February 1, 2020. 


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

Housing Assignment Considerations

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

Full-time day school students are eligible to reside in on-campus apartments/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.

Residents of all housing locations may live together in the same room/suite regardless of their sex or gender.

When making residence hall, room and roommate assignments, the university does not discriminate based upon race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, or culture.

Students with medical accommodations for housing or those who are considering family housing must reach out to the Housing office on February 10, 2020 or sooner.

Process for Fraternity Houses
All fraternity chapters require that members live in their house for a set number of semesters. Men must submit a housing contract in MyDrury by the advertised deadline and indicate their fraternity chapter. Each chapter will have a room selection meeting in February or March.

Process for Theme/Student Organization Housing
Students will have to apply for their specific theme or student organization houses by the advertised deadlines. Some of those communities require an individual application, while some have a group application or presentation.

Process for Non-Theme Housing Apartments & Houses
Students should choose their own roommates and fill out online Housing Selection forms for each unit type in which they are interested. The selection form gets the roommate group on the list for sign-up nights. Each roommate should also fill out a housing contract in MyDrury in order to choose a unit at sign-up night.

The Housing office will confirm each group’s earned credit hours and rank the roommate groups from most earned hours to least earned hours. Students who submit selection forms will receive an email with the rankings the day before the event.

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 will be called from most earned credit hours to least earned credit hours to select their specific unit from the map, until all units are given away, starting with 1-person, then 2-person, and 3-person housing on one night. The 4-person sign-up night is several weeks later so that people who don’t get into 1-3-person housing can create a new roommate group and submit a 4-person selection form. 

Returning Student Housing Options for 2020-21

Keeping an apartment you're already living in (residency continuation) 

Some students already have an apartment and will want to keep it for the upcoming academic year. If an apartment is not on the list below, and the residents want to continue residency in their current 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom unit they must submit their housing contract online by 4 p.m on Friday, February 14, 2020. The incoming tenants’ contracts are also due in MyDrury at this time. Contracts for all the beds in the unit must be filed by 4 p.m. in order to qualify for residency continuation for the upcoming academic year.

If an apartment is not on the list below, and the residents wish to continue residency in their current 4-bedroom unit they must submit their housing contract online by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. At least 2 of the current tenants must be returning to qualify for residency continuation in a 4-person unit, and the incoming tenants’ contracts are also due to Housing at this time. Contracts for all 4 beds in the unit must be filed by 4 p.m. in order to qualify for residency continuation for the upcoming academic year.

Students who file their contracts for residency continuation will receive a confirmation or denial email. Students who receive confirmation of residency continuation do NOT attend a sign-up night.

Students residing in the following locations are NOT ELIGIBLE to keep the exact same bedroom or apartment (this list may change before 2020-21 sign-ups):

  • College Park units—106, 110, 128 & wheelchair-accessible units 114 & 126 (unless those students are residing with a student who requires accessible housing)
  • 1212 N Jefferson, Unit B and 1218 N Jefferson, unit D 
  • University Suites 203 & wheelchair-accessible units 102, 105 (unless those students are residing with a student who requires accessible housing). 
  • 1225 N Robberson, 1302 N Summit, 410 & 416 E Calhoun, 517 E Calhoun, 1316 N Benton 
  • Themed locations  (Honors 1238 N Jefferson & Summit Park Leadership Community)
  • Fraternity houses & the three residence halls, Smith, Sunderland, and Wallace
  • Students in 1224 N Summit & 1028 N Clay must have clear conduct records to continue residency or be pulled in with current residents of those units.  

Choosing a different non-theme house or apartment

Students should choose their own roommates and fill out online Housing Selection forms for each unit type in which they are interested. Each student must also submit a housing contract for the upcoming school year.

The deadline to submit housing selection forms for 1-, 2-, and 3-person units and turn in a housing contract is 4 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. Students should then attend the sign-up night for 1-3-person housing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the FSC ballroom to potentially be called up to pick an apartment.

The deadline to submit a housing selection form and contract for a 4-person unit is 4 p.m. on March 13, 2020. Students should then attend the sign-up night for 4-person units on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the FSC ballroom. Groups with 150+ earned hours arrive at 7 p.m. Groups with 149.9 or less hours arrive at 8:30 p.m.

Only one housing contract per student is requested. If a student submits a housing contract in February to try for a 1-, 2-, or 3-person unit but doesn't get one, they do not need to submit another contract to apply for a 4-person unit. They just need to submit a 4-person selection form online with their new roommate group. Housing contracts are for the entire upcoming school year, and they apply to all campus housing locations.

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.

Please note that 1224 N Summit and 1028 N Clay are only available to students who have clear conduct records.

Apartment/house options based on credit hours may include:


Wallace, Smith and Sunderland Residence Halls

If you prefer to live in a residence hall, fill out a housing contract in MyDrury by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. You’ll be assigned to a room based on the building rankings indicated on the housing contract and your earned credit hours. You are not required to complete an online selection form or attend a sign-up night to be assigned to a residence hall.  

Fraternity Houses After residents submit their housing contract in MyDrury, each chapter will have a room sign-up meeting in February or March. The deadline to submit a housing contract to live in a fraternity house is 4 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020.


Specialty housing for returning students

Honors House 

  • The Honors House will be located at 410 E Calhoun. More information and the application is available online.  Applications due Monday, March 2, 2020. Selection will be announced by March 9, 2020. Please contact Dr. Richard Schur at rschur@drury.edu with questions.

Student Organization Houses

  • Several Midtown houses will be available for registered student organizations that seek to boost their membership or visibility on campus. Organizations will be required to plan at least 4 programs during the academic year. Upperclassmen will receive preference. The 3-person houses are located at 1302 N Summit and 1316 N Benton. The 4-person houses are at 1225 N Robberson and 416 E Calhoun. The 6-person Parsonage at 517 E Calhoun may be available after February 14 if the current residents do not sign up to stay. Group applications & references are due Monday, March 2, 2020. Selection will be announced by March 9, 2020. Sororities are not permitted to apply for these houses due to restrictions set by their national offices. Please contact housing@drury.edu with questions. 

Summit Park Leadership Community 

  • The Summit Park Leadership Community engages Drury University students in a living-learning experience focusing on principles of leadership and the value of community service. Groups of four will focus an entire academic year of residency helping a community non-profit organization address a need. Past projects have focused on poverty, child abuse and neglect, homelessness, environmental issues, immigration, and more.
  • Groups of 4 will live together in an apartment and design a project in the PDEV 271/272 courses over the following academic year and commit to 15 hours of community service, per student per semester. Applications are due at noon on Friday, February 14, 2020. Summit Park selection will be announced by February 28. Contact the office of Leadership & Volunteer Development at (417) 873-7608 for questions.