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Housing Reapplication Process

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Drury Housing Policy:

Drury University has a housing policy that requires most full-time day school students to live on campus. You will need a housing exemption on file if you do not plan on living on campus. Housing contracts are for the full academic semester unless you are student teaching, studying abroad, or graduating. If you not longer qualify for any of these conditions you will be expected to uphold your housing contract or file a housing exemption. Housing exemptions are due April 1, 2024 for returning students. There will be a $500 contract cancellation fee after April 1, 2024.

Housing Assignment Process:

Returning student assignments are based upon special application processes (theme/student organization communities), pin number (fraternities), or student classification (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, 2024 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. 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. on February 18, 2024.

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: Returner Self-Assignment:
Students will have the opportunity to keep their room assignment for next year or participate in the room selection process. All students will need to fill out the Housing Intention Form to keep their assignment or participate in the Returner Self-Assignment process. See more information below about the process.

Returner Reapplication Process


To Keep Your Current Apartment: 

Step 1: Submit your 2024-2025 Housing Contract on MyDrury by 4 p.m. February 18th. It is strongly recommended that all the beds in the unit are filed by 4 p.m. If they are not a student will be randomly assigned into empty spaces in the unit.

  • On the form it will ask if you want to keep your current assignment or participate in the Returner Self-Assignment process.

Step 2: Check your email for your acceptance or denial! Roommates should check their email to confirm their placements

Students who file their contracts for residency continuation will receive a confirmation or denial email. Students who receive confirmation of residency continuation do NOT participate in Returner Self-Assignment.

Students residing in the following locations are NOT ELIGIBLE to keep the exact same bedroom or apartment (this list may change before 2024-25 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, Lydy Suites, 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.

Returner Self-Assignment: Choosing a Different Non-theme House or Apartment


Step 1: Submit your 2024-2025 Housing Contract on MyDrury by 4 p.m. February 18th

Step 2: Check your email on your assigned student classification date to select your room and roommates

Step 3: Roommates will receive an email and will have 2 hours to confirm placement

Step 4: Check your email for acceptance or denial

Students who want to participate in the Online Returner Self-Assignment process must have a contract on file by 4 p.m. on February 18, 2024. If you do not have a contract on file, then you will be assigned a room by Housing based on your preferences listed on your contract. If preferred assignments are taken, you will be assigned to another housing unit.

Returner Self-Assignment Process Details

A link will be emailed to students who submitted a contract before February 18th to participate in the Returner Self-Assignment process. Students will receive the link based on current student classification to sign up between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.. Students will be prompted to log in using their student email and password. A list of available rooms will be displayed. Students will choose their desired room and select their roommates. The roommates will receive and email confirmation and have 2 hours to confirm their placements before the room is released for another student to choose it.

Returner Self-Assignment Process Details

A link will be emailed to students who submit a contract before 4 p.m. on February 19th to participate in the Returner Self-Assignment process. Students will receive the link based on current student classification and credit hours to sign up between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Students will be prompted to log in using their student email and password. A list of available rooms will be displayed. Students will choose their desired room and select their roommates. The roommates will receive an email confirmation and have 12 hours to confirm their placements before the room is released for another student to choose it.

Returner Self-Assignment Dates:

Graduate Students/Seniors: February 26th 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Juniors: February 27th 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sophomores: March 4th 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Freshman: March 5th 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Students will be provided the link at a specific time between 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Students will know ahead of time when their sign up time is going to be so they can prepare. 

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

See all the housing options here.

At this time only first-year students will be able to live in Wallace, Lydy Suites, or Sunderland.

Specialty Housing for Returning Students


Student Organization Houses

  • Several Midtown houses will be available for registered student organizations that seek to boost their membership or visibility on campus. 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 February 18th, 2024. Selection will be announced by February 25, 2024. 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 Academic Community engages Drury University students in a living-learning experience focused on academics. Groups of four must be in the same program type and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applications are due at noon on February 11. Summit Park selection will be announced by February 18.