Commuter Students

At Drury University, we value our commuter students and are committed to providing you with the resources and support you need to thrive while commuting to campus. As a residential campus, we encourage all students to be actively engaged in our vibrant community.

If you choose to live off campus, you must be approved by Drury Housing. Contact our office for more information on the approval process.

Commuter Meal Plan

At Drury University, we offer convenient and flexible meal plan options designed specifically for commuters. Whether you’re on campus for classes, studying in the library, or participating in extracurricular activities, our meal plans provide easy access to delicious and nutritious dining options.

  • Variety and Convenience: Choose from a variety of dining venues across campus, including cafeterias, coffee shops, and grab-and-go options. Enjoy freshly prepared meals, snacks, and beverages throughout the day.
  • Flexibility: Our meal plans are designed to fit your schedule and dining preferences. Select from different meal plan tiers that offer a combination of meals per week, ensuring you have access to meals whenever you need them.
  • Cost Savings: By purchasing a commuter meal plan, you can budget more effectively for your food expenses while enjoying the convenience of on-campus dining. Take advantage of discounted rates compared to individual meal purchases.

Dining Locations

  • The Commons: Experience a variety of daily meal options including hot entrees, salad bar, soups, and desserts in a spacious and welcoming environment.
  • The CX: Grab a quick bite between classes or pick up a coffee to-go at our campus cafes located conveniently across campus.
  • Einstein Bagel Bros: Great bagels and coffee for your convenience/

Special Dietary Needs

  • Allergies and Restrictions: Our dining services accommodate various dietary preferences and restrictions. Contact dining staff to inquire about menu options suitable for your specific needs.

Things to Consider for Commuters

  • Approval Process: Commuters interested in living off campus must go through an approval process with Drury Housing. Contact our office to understand the requirements and steps involved.
  • Costs: Calculate all expenses including rent, utilities, transportation, and potential parking fees. Consider budgeting for unforeseen costs such as maintenance and repairs.
  • Location: Choose a location that offers convenience to campus and consider proximity to public transportation if needed. Evaluate the neighborhood for safety, access to amenities, and overall suitability.
  • Roommates: If sharing housing, carefully select roommates who share similar lifestyles and expectations regarding cleanliness, noise levels, and study habits.
  • Safety: Prioritize safety when selecting off-campus housing. Research crime rates in the area, ensure secure access to the property, and consider additional security measures such as alarm systems or neighborhood watch programs.
  • Lease Agreement: Review the terms of the lease agreement thoroughly before signing. Pay attention to clauses regarding rent payments, maintenance responsibilities, subleasing options, and conditions for lease termination.
  • Transportation: Plan your commute to campus. Consider parking availability and costs if driving, or explore public transportation options such as buses or carpools.
  • Community Involvement: While living off campus, continue to engage with campus life by participating in activities, clubs, and events to maintain connections with peers and campus resources.

Getting Involved on Campus

At Drury University, we recognize the unique needs and contributions of our commuter students. The Commuter Student Association (CSA) serves as a supportive community and resource hub dedicated to enhancing the commuter student experience.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow commuter students, build friendships, and create a support network that enhances your college experience.
  • Social Events: Enjoy a variety of activities including coffee hours, game nights, and outings designed to promote camaraderie and relaxation.
  • Leadership Development: Gain leadership skills by participating in CSA committees, organizing events, and advocating for commuter student interests within the university community.