Applying for Campus Housing: First Year Students

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Housing Application Information

Living on campus is an essential part of your education at Drury University. All full-time day students are required to live on campus, unless they meet specific criteria. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open October 1st. Please review the information below about how to apply, options available for first year students, and the exemption process. You can find the cost of housing meal plan prices below.

Housing and Meal Plan Prices

Housing Contract Process

All students must fill out a housing contracts or have an exemption on file with the Housing Office.

New Student Housing Contract

Students who submit their contract and payment by May 1st will receive a housing assignment via e-mail the first week of June. Students who submit contracts and payments past May 1st will be assigned continuously throughout the summer.

For spring-entry students, the contract and deposit are due by December 1st. Student assignments will be sent out mid-December.

Assignments will be sent to the student’s e-mail account. If you do not receive your housing assignment at least one week prior to Move-In Day, please contact the Housing Office.

First Year Students may apply to live in:

Students who wish to apply for a living-learning community need to apply for the LLC via a separate process, in addition to completing a housing contract.

Learn More About Housing Options

Housing Exemptions

All full-time day students are required to live on campus unless they meet specific criteria. Even if you feel you meet the requirements, you must complete a Housing Exemption form to apply to live off campus. Students who do not receive email permission to exempt from the housing policy are expected to live on campus. Exemption approvals, denials and/or requests for more information will be sent to the student’s e-mail account.

Housing Exemption Form

Housing Assignment Considerations

Housing assignments for Lydy, Wallace, and campus apartments are based on date of deposit/receipt of housing contract, whereas Freshman Living-Learning Communities in Sunderland are based on the quality of the student essay. We do our best to pair people based on the living habits, interests/hobbies, and extracurricular activities marked on the 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.

A student who marks a preference for gender-inclusive housing may be assigned to a room/suite with students of any gender. Students who do not want gender-inclusive housing will be roomed/suited with students of the same gender, as indicated on their housing contract.

First-Year Student Housing Checklist