First-Year Student Housing Checklist

  • Google Springfield, MO to check out the area (closest Wal-Mart, Battlefield Mall, city bus service, movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc.).
  • Contact the Office of Admission to set up a tour of campus or a visit day, or take the virtual tour of your housing options.
  • After acceptance, fill out a Housing Contract to live on campus and indicate your meal plan OR complete a Housing Exemption form to request to be commute. Students who want to be in Sunderland Hall in a Living-Learning Community should also apply online by April 15. Note: All full-time day students are required to live on campus unless they meet certain criteria. Students 21 and over will receive priority for off-campus housing. Students who do not receive email permission to exempt from the housing policy are expected to live on campus.
  • Mail Housing Contract with $300 to cover both the housing and tuition deposits OR Housing Exemption Form with $100 tuition deposit to the Office of Admission, 900 N Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802. Make checks out to Drury University and indicate the type of deposit(s) you are paying in the "Memo" line on your check. Deposits may also be paid online.
  • Log onto MyDrury to complete REQUIRED forms regarding vaccination/medical records, health insurance, emergency contacts, and your Student Consent for Information Release. Students need to grant permission for parents and other individuals to access academic, disciplinary, financial, and personal information. The Health and Emergency Contact form and your vaccination records must be submitted in order to register for your second semester.
  • Educate yourself about the recommended meningitis vaccine and decide if getting vaccinated is right for you. You can submit your proof of vaccination or waiver in the Health and Emergency Contact form in MyDrury.
  • Check out Housing FAQs.
  • Become familiar with our policies and procedures.
  • Check your Drury email account upon receipt and continue to check it regularly for important updates, including housing assignments (e-mailed in early-June), move-in tips, financial aid information and more.
  • Commuter students may purchase an off-campus meal plan.
  • Contact your roommate after receiving your assignment in early-June. Begin planning room décor and decide who is bringing large and joint-use items (television, rug, stereo, etc).
  • Consider pre-ordering your bed linens with Residence Hall Linens.
  • Go to Freshman First Day to meet your roommate and check out an example of your residence hall room.
  • Get keys, parking permit and student ID on Move-In Day.