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2022 Move-In Information


New Incoming Students living in a Residence Hall

DATE – Friday, August 19

TIME – 8:00am – 11:00am

You may begin moving into your residence hall starting at 8 am on Friday, August 19 and should plan to arrive no later than 11:00 am.** To unload your car, please pull into the following parking lot based on the residence hall to which you have been assigned. It is important to go to the appropriate unloading zone.

Move-In Route Map 

  • Smith Hall – Travel North on Summit to enter Lot B. Summit will get congested so after you unload, so exit onto Calhoun and stay straight. Turn right onto Clay then right again onto Webster to enter parking Lot 7.
  • Sunderland Hall – Travel North on Benton then take a right on Calhoun to enter Lot C. After unloading, you will exit onto Calhoun, stay straight and then turn right onto Clay then right again on Webster to park in Lot 7.
  • Wallace Hall – Drive north on Drury Lane and into the Circle Drive by the fountains. After unloading, you will circle around and park in Lot 4.

 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.

Once you pull into one of the unloading spaces in the parking lot or Circle Drive, you should go to the main lobby of your assigned residence hall. You will check in and receive your room key and Drury student ID card if you took your ID photo during Freshman First Day and your parking permit if you pre-registered online. Family members should stay with your car(s) and begin unloading your belongings while you check in. Once all items have been unloaded onto the sidewalk, all cars need to immediately be moved to another parking space on campus to make room for other families to unload. As long as it is a legal parking spot, our campus security officers will not issue parking tickets on this day. Interested families may enjoy a free lunch any time between 11 am-12:30 pm in the Findlay Student Center (FSC) Commons.

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.  Only those pre-approved by the Housing Office will be allowed to move in early.

** Due to athletic training schedules, student-athletes on the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team will be required to move in early. Your coach should contact you about early move-in details.

New Student Orientation will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will run through Monday, August 22. Please visit:  to view the schedule.


New Transfer Students moving into Apartments

DATE – Friday August 19

TIME – 8 a.m. .– 11 a.m.

Transfer students will need to go to the Safety and Security Office located in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit.

New Student Orientation begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19 and runs through Monday, August 22. 


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 will need to go to the Security Office in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center – room 101 to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit. 

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.


Returning Students

DATE – Saturday, August 20 through Monday, August 22

TIME – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Returning students (and all guests) will go to the Safety and Security Office to receive your keys and parking permit.

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.


New Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new incoming students.  Orientation for all students (residential, non-residential, first-year, transfer, and international students) will officially start at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19  and run through Monday, August 22.

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 pre-register for your parking permit online, 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)
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New Student Orientation Schedule