Drury University Homecoming

Each year Drury University celebrates Homecoming in the Spring Semester as part of the Panther Basketball season. Homecoming weekend is a great time for alumni to return to campus and reconnect with old friends, reminisce, and see what's going on at Drury University today while catching some great basketball. It is also a great time for current students to create long-lasting memories and friendships and join in the weekend of festivities and traditions! 

Sharing the special memories of Drury through the years, Homecoming perfectly captures the Drury culture through reminiscing the times that made each Drury experience unique and memorable. From formal dress attire for dinner or ticket night in the Commons to the abundance of squirrels on campus or the fabulous fireworks show to the memorable moments of Graduation- Drury memories are alive and well today.

The Drury Office of University Advancement partners with Student Union Board, Drury Athletics and the Drury Alumni Council to offer homecoming activities, events and specials for Drury Alumni as part of the Homecoming Weekend Festivities. Show your Panther Pride this Homecoming weekend!


Homecoming Hotel Accommodations

Several Springfield area hotels are happy to offer discounts to Drury alumni and their families traveling back to Springfield for Homecoming!

University Plaza:
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 864-7333
Make a Room Reservation

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center:
2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 866-5253
Make a Room Reservation

DoubleTree by Hilton
2431 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 831-3131
Make a Room Reservation

Townplace Suites
2009 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 881-8118
Make a Room Reservation

Hotel Vandivort
305 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 832-1515
Make a Room Reservation


Homecoming Gear Special

The Drury University Bookstore will be offering 20% off selected sweaters during Homecoming weekend (Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th) for Homecoming. Stop by and stock up! 

*Additional discounts do not apply.


Homecoming Event Schedule

Thursday, February 9

Panther Basketball Games
O’Reilly Family Event Center
Lady Panthers vs. McKendree University, 5:45 p.m.
Panthers vs. McKendree University, 7:00 p.m.
Purchase Tickets

Drury Panther Pride Day
Wear Drury colors or wear your Drury gear – capture your Panther Pride and share it with everyone via social media by using the hashtag #DruryNetwork or tagging Drury University in your posts.

Friday, February 10

Drury Panther Pride Day
Wear Drury colors or wear your Drury gear – capture your Panther Pride and share it with everyone via social media by using the hashtag #DruryNetwork or tagging Drury University in your posts.

Saturday, February 11

Panther Jazz Brunch & Silent Auction hosted by Drury Womens Auxiliary
Findlay Student Center Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This event is sure to be a hit! Join us for brunch, a silent auction and a jazz performance by Drury’s very own jazz ensemble. All funds raised go toward Drury scholarships. Entry fee is a $15+ donation per person to Drury scholarships. Register Online

Drury Homecoming Concert
The Regency Downtown
Doors: 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Electronic Midwest and KDRU, an evening full of music and dancing for all interests. Everything from country by Drury alum and former basketball player, Matt Stell, to EDM, this event is sure to be a hit! Tickets are $10. More Information

Purchase Tickets & Register Online Homecoming Basketball Games
O’Reilly Family Event Center
Lady Panthers vs. University of Illinois - Springfield, 1:00 p.m.
Panthers vs. University of Illinois - Springfield, 3:00 p.m.
Purchase Tickets

Drury Panther Pride Day
Wear Drury colors or wear your Drury gear – capture your Panther Pride and share it with everyone via social media by using the hashtag #DruryNetwork or tagging Drury University in your posts.