Drury University's 90-acre campus is set in the heart of Springfield, the third-largest city in the state of Missouri. With tree-lined sidewalks and beautiful landscaping year-round, Drury's picturesque campus provides a safe, relaxing environment for students to live and learn.
Explore campus with our online virtual tour or check out the D-Tour highlights below!
Campus Highlights: Take the D-Tour
Drury's library is home to 185,000 books - if you read one a day, it would take you 506 years to read them all. The archives contain 60,000 art slides and 1 million digital images, from paleolithic to postmodern. Drury's collection also incldes an original Picasso etching titled Scuptuer, Modele et Sculpture Assise. The piece was donated by Tom Whitlock, who studied music at Drury in the 1970s and went on to win an Academy Award for writing the song "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun.
Pool Art Center
Pool Art Center, a refurbished Coca-Cola bottling company building, opened in 2006. It's now home to Drury's Art & Art History departments, where you can take classes in ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, photography, print making, sculpture and more. PAC is also home to the Pool Art Center Gallery. Gallery exhibits include regional and international artists and the Annual All Student Competitive Exhibition where students showcase work every spring.
Classes often meet outside in the spring, summer and fall. Springfield's weather earned the title "Most Variety" from Forbes magazine in 2007, so you know we have it all: fall leaves, winter snow, spring rain - and plenty of sunshine. The outdoor classroom in Burnham Circle was designed by Jody Sarkodee-Adoo '04. Architecture students created proposals for 10 locations on campus, and Jody's design was chosen and brought to life. The legacy of students can be seen all over campus in sculptures, study spaces and landscaping.
New Student Orientation
The night before classes start in August, Drury faculty, staff and students gather at the FSC fountains to kick off the year with Pineapple Whip, a fireworks show and other outdoor fun. Pineapple Whip is a local summer favorite – imagine if ice cream and pineapple had a delicious baby. Dr. Steve Jones, professor emeritus in biology, produces the fireworks every year with the help of student volunteers who get their hands in the gunpowder and help assemble the show.