Current Student Housing Sign-Up Frequently Asked Questions
The Housing Selection Form IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 2020. Submitting a selection form online is how to get on the list for Sign-Up Night for locations that are assigned based on earned credit hours. For 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-person apartments/houses without a theme, your roommate group should submit a housing selection form(s) by deadline. Then be sure each roommate also fills out ONE housing contract in MyDrury by the deadline on the selection form. Doing both allows your group to sign up for an apartment/house at Sign-Up Night(s).
THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC-YEAR HOUSING CONTRACT AND EXEMPTION REQUEST WILL BE IN MYDRURY FEBRUARY 1; THE HOUSING OFFICE WILL EMAIL STUDENTS WHEN IT IS LIVE. Choose "Campus Life" from the top menu (it may be under "More"). Click the "Housing" folder from the left menu. Choose "Housing Contract" or "Exemption Request" for the correct academic year from the left menu.
There is no set number of hours that will guarantee a first choice, since the order of the list changes from year to year, based on who applies for what. Students should fill out an online Housing Selection form for every type of apartment they are considering. Be sure to file a housing contract in MyDrury for the academic year you are applying. Then attend the designated housing sign-up night(s). Even if a group is lower on the list than there are units by one or two groups, one group member may want to attend sign-up night anyway (or at least email the Housing office your preferences). Oftentimes, one or two groups choose not to select a unit at the event.
For example, if there are 35 4-bedroom units, and your group is ranked 36th, if one group ahead of you decides not to live on campus, then your group gets bumped up the list to choose a unit.
Historically speaking, no freshman rising to sophomore has ever gotten a 1-bedroom unit or studio at sign-up night, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen. So submit a 1-person selection form if you're even remotely interested in 1-person housing. Plus it gets you on the waiting list for private housing.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Housing office as soon as you realize this. Include your name, building preferences, preferred roommate gender, and how you want possible roommates to contact you. The Housing office compiles a list of everyone seeking a roommate. They’ll share names and contact information with you so you can find a good roommate match on your own.
Any group that includes a person with a fall-only contract is encouraged to find an alternate person for the open semester. It is quite common for architecture students who are going abroad to team up in a group of 8 (4 in a unit for the fall semester & a different 4 for the spring semester). Then they choose a unit through the Housing Sign-Up Night based on the fall group’s combined credit hours.
If a group does not select a spring alternate, the Housing office will assign a student to the empty space after housing sign-ups are over. Groups signing up for non-theme Midtown houses are required to declare a spring semester alternate on their online Housing Selection Form. Spring alternates must fill out a housing contract in MyDrury by the deadlines along with the fall residents. If a group does not select the fall-only replacement they will not be able to pick a Midtown house at sign-up night.
A spring-only resident may also work with the Housing office to skip Housing Sign-Ups, but come in the day after to see what will be open in the spring. Since only fall residents' hours count toward the rankings at sign-up night, spring-only students who want a private apartment should consult with the Housing office directly.
Spring-only residents should email email@example.com to discuss options in more detail.
If you are on a Drury study-abroad, you will receive notices about deadlines at your Drury email address during the spring semester.You will be held to the same deadlines as students in the U.S.
Share your credit hours with your roommates so they can include you on their online Housing Selection form(s). Be sure to file your housing contract in MyDrury by the deadline posted on the Housing Selection form.
If you are applying for a 1-person unit, please email the Housing office to let us know that you will not be present. On your housing contract, indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, and the Housing office will select a unit for you on sign-up night.
Be sure your roommates know your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices so they can attend and select housing with your preferences in mind.
If none of your roommates can attend the event, please email the Housing office BEFORE sign-ups to let us know you will not be present. Include all of your preferences (what complex, what floor, what layout design). The Housing office will choose a unit for your group based on the rankings you provide via email or on your housing contracts.
Roommate groups who submit housing selection forms will choose a unit based on the combined earned credit hours of everyone who submits a contract. For example, at sign-up night(s), if only 3 out of 4 roommates filed a contract, then only the 3 people's credit hours count toward the group ranking. The 4th room will be assigned by the Housing office at a later date.
If you don’t get into a 1-, 2-, 3-person unit at the first sign-up night, you still have time to apply for theme or student organization housing, or you can find more roommates and fill out a 4-person online Housing Selection Form for the second sign-up night.
If you applied for non-theme housing via the online housing selection form(s), but do not get into an apartment on the second sign-up night, your name will automatically go on the apartment wait list. The waiting list will be ranked based on the completed credit hours of each individual as well as your grouping from the selection form.
While you wait for an apartment, the Housing office will assign you to the Sunderland upperclassmen suite, Smith, or Wallace depending on the rankings indicated on your housing contract and your credit hours.
All academic-year housing contracts are for mid-August to mid-May (dates will be on DCAL) unless you’re studying abroad, student teaching, graduating in December, or you drop to part-time/drop out at semester. Be sure to read the terms of the housing contract before you submit it. You will receive an email confirmation of your contract after submission in MyDrury. Please keep it for your records.
Filing a Request for Exemption to cancel an academic-year contract after the exemption deadline will result in cancellation fees. Please refer to the pricing webpage for details.
Summer contracts are completely optional and offer flexible time frames. Summer contracts will be available in MyDrury in February. Choose the "Campus Life" tab in MyDrury, then the "Housing" folder from the left menu. The Summer Contract will be in the left menu as well.
If you want to cancel your 2020-21 housing contract based on any of the criteria to exempt, you must file a 2020-21 Request for Exemption by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2020.
After April 1, 2020, the exemption committee may not approve a contract cancellation. In the event an exemption request is approved after this date, there will be cancellation fees in addition to pro-rated amounts of rent and meal plan. See the Housing Prices page for details.
Yes, summer session housing will be available in campus apartments for students who are registered for either summer or fall classes. Students may sign up for the whole summer or just the session they will be in classes.
Starting in February, students can file a Summer Housing Contract in MyDrury (or complete a PDF version). Contracts are due by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2020.
Summer housing is optional and can be cancelled without a fee. If a student is unsure if they will need summer housing, it is better to sign up by the deadline to ensure a bed, than wait until May to get one. Late requests for summer housing may not be accommodated.