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2021 Move-In Information

Due to COVID-19 there will be some adjustments to our Move-In process. 
Updates and additional information will be coming by email from the office of New Student Programs.

DRURY UNIVERSITY FALL 2021 MOVE-IN COVID-19 POLICIES

In our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff there will be special COVID 19 procedures in place. Please read these procedures carefully.

STUDENTS – All students will need to provide either:

  • A copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card (must have had 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson); OR
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Rapid or PCR tests will be accepted, home tests kits will not be accepted. Official results must show name, test date and result status.

GUESTS – Only two guests will be allowed into the residence halls / apartments at a time to help move in.

  • All guests must provide a copy of their vaccination card (must have had 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson);  OR
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Rapid or PCR tests will be accepted, home tests kits will not be accepted. Official results must show name, test date and result status.

VACCINATION COPY – Students should email their vaccination card to the Dean of Students Office at dos@drury.edu by Wednesday, August 18 to speed up the process.   We also recommend to bring your card with you. Parents/guests will need to show their card/negative test at screening, they do not need to email their card to the Dean’s office.

TESTING INFORMATION

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or  https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html.


New Incoming Students living in a Residence Hall

DATE – Move-in Day will be Friday, August 20.

TIME AND BUILDING – Move-in will be staggered by building.

Sunderland Hall – 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Smith Hall – 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wallace Hall – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS – READ CAREFULLY

Please view the Route Map for your arrival. Students in each of the residence halls will travel north on Benton Avenue, turn right on Calhoun and then into the appropriate lot.  Staff will be directing traffic, and doing screenings as you pull up. All new incoming students – please complete the Move-in / Orientation Form below. 

Move-In Route Map   Move-in/Orientation Form for New Students

Please arrive at the appropriate time for your building. You will not be allowed to move-in earlier than your scheduled time.  All students and guests will be screened in line. Once vaccination card or negative test results are verified you will receive wrist bands that will need to be worn throughout the day. You will then move to an unloading area where crews will be on hand to help unload and move your items to your room. Students will retrieve keys and guests will remain with the vehicle. As soon as the vehicle(s) are unloaded you will be asked to move your car(s) to an open parking lot and then return to unpack.  No one will be allowed into the buildings without a wristband.  Please do not bring more than 2 vehicles with you.  There is limited space in each dorm room so please keep that in mind when packing.

All guests will be asked to leave once the move-in time for each building has expired.  New Student Orientation begins the evening of August 20 and runs through Monday, August 23. This is a student only event.

Early Move-ins – if you are an in season athlete that has been pre-approved to move-in early, you will receive your move in date from your coach and the housing office. Please see instructions for Early Move-ins below.

Testing information

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html.


New Transfer Students moving into Apartments

DATE – Friday August 20th

TIME – 8 a.m .– 3 p.m.

Transfer students will need to go to the Safety and Security Office located in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center to be screened and receive your keys. All guests must be screened. Once your vaccination card / negative test is verified, you will receive a wristband and your keys. You may then proceed to your building to move in.

New Student Orientation begins at 6:00pm on Friday, August 20 and runs through Monday, August 23. All new incoming students – Please complete the Move-in / Orientation Form below.

Move-in/Orientation Form

Testing information

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or  https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html.


Early Move-ins

If you have been pre-approved to move-in early due to being on an in-season athletic team, Orientation Leader, Greek member helping with move-in, or applied and approved for early move-in through the Housing Office, you must provide a copy of your COVID vaccination card or a Negative COVID 19 test within the previous 72 hours of your arrival on campus.  All parents/guests must also provide their vaccination card or negative test result at screening.

If you have been approved for early move-in, you will receive confirmation of your move-in date from the Housing Office.  You will not be allowed to move-in early if you have not received pre-approval.

Testing information

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or  https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html.


Returning Students

DATE – Saturday, August 21 through Monday, August 23

TIME – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

If you have already submitted your vaccination card to the Dean of Students Office we will have you listed, but we recommend bringing it with you.

Returning students (and all guests) will go to the Safety and Security Office to be screened. Once your vaccination card or negative test results have been verified you will be given a wrist band and your keys and can then proceed to your building to move in.

You will not be issued keys without a vaccination card on record or proof of a negative COVID 19 test within 72 hours of moving in.

If you have been approved for early move-in, you will receive confirmation of your move-in date from the Housing Office.  You will not be allowed to move-in early if you have not received pre-approval.

Testing information

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or  https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html.


New Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new incoming students. We will have orientation activities starting the afternoon of Sunday, August 16 for those students who have already moved in. Orientation for all students (residential, non-residential, first-year, transfer, and international students) will officially start at noon on Monday, August 17, and run through Wednesday, August 19. Classes begin on Thursday, August 20.

Students will have the opportunity to get to know their classmates, suitemates, staff, faculty and their student leaders. They will receive a lot of valuable information and participate in fun activities that will help them make a smooth transition to college life.

Items to bring with you

  • Comfortable clothing – students will stay busy throughout orientation. We will be doing many activities outside and around campus so bring cool comfortable clothing.
  • Vehicle registration – if you did not get your parking permit at Fusion  First Day, you will need to stop by the Safety and Security Office located in the Findlay Student Center lower level. You must provide official documentation with your license plate information on it in order to receive a free parking permit.
  • Vaccination records – all new students must provide a copy of their vaccination records to the Dean of Students Office. If you have not already submitted these records you may drop them off at the Dean’s office across from the Commons in the Findlay Student Center or email them to dos@drury.edu.
    • Required vaccines include MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); Polio; DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
    • Recommended vaccines include COVID 19, Hepatitis B; Varicella (Chicken Pox); Meningococcal (Meningitis)

New Student Orientation Schedule