2017 Drury University Reunion

Please join us for Reunion 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 15.

We look forward to welcoming you home for an extended weekend of laughter, friendship and nostalgia as we celebrate Drury Alumni Reunion together.

We are honored to invite you back to campus for a visit full of events to spark your interest and rekindle your memories. Experience a warm reconnection with your classmates, new connections and our beloved alma mater.


Reunion 2017 Schedule  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Energy Efficiency Lunch & Learn Complimentary Luncheon
Hosted by Drury Facilities and sponsored by Missouri Sun Solar
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hoblit Suite, Freeman Panhellenic Building
Learn about Drury’s Sustainability and Energy Efficiency efforts and successes, plus discover what you can do in your own home to reduce costs, save energy and help the environment.

Drury Campus Memory Tour with Drury Ambassadors
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet in Martin Alumni Center
Take a walking or golf cart tour of Drury’s campus to see new spaces and reminisce about your college days.

Harwood Society Donor Reception
Invitation Only Event
Complimentary Appetizers and Drinks
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reed Auditorium, Trustee Science Center
Harwood Society Donors and above are invited to celebrate their support of Drury and mix and mingle with classmates, Drury faculty/staff and friends of Drury. New donors at the Harwood level will receive a welcome gift.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Golden Circle Luncheon
Complimentary Luncheon for Alumni who graduated in 1967 and before
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ballroom, Findlay Student Center
Celebrating the induction of the class of 1967 into the Golden Circle Society, all alumni who graduated 1967 and before (and their guests) are welcome to attend this celebration. Please wear your Golden Circle medallion.

Alumni Practice with Drury Singers
Noon to 1 p.m.
Sanctuary, Stone Chapel
Alumni are invited to attend a Drury Singers class to practice with the collegiate students, learn the music for the Ecumenical Service on Sunday and reminisce about their Drury Singers days (or just have good time!)

KDRU Radio Open House
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
KDRU Studio, Shewmaker Communication Center
Tour Drury’s student radio facilities, broadcasting at 98.1 FM in the Springfield area and online at kdruradio.com

Drury Campus Memory Tour with Drury Ambassadors
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet in Martin Alumni Center
Take a walking or golf cart tour of Drury’s campus to see new spaces and reminisce about your college days.

Drury Happy Hour
Complimentary Appetizers & First Drink, Cash Bar to Follow
Sponsored in part by Springfield Brewing Co.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Upstairs Area, Springfield Brewing Company
This is the Drury Happy Hour of the year! Visit us at Brew Co. to visit with classmates and faculty from every department – we have lots of space to mix, mingle and reminisce.

50th Class Reunion
Celebration Complimentary Dinner and Cash Bar
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ballroom, Findlay Student Center
Celebrating the class of 1967, join us for food, friends and a great time reminiscing with former classmates.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sorority Suites & Fraternity Houses Open
Hosted by Panhellenic Council & Interfraternity Council
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fraternity Quad and Freeman Panhellenic Building
Visit the Fraternity Houses to see our exciting renovation process and Sorority Suites in this walking (or golf cart) tour and meet collegiate chapter members along the way – we have many exciting changes to share with you!

Kappa Delta Brunch
Hosted by Kappa Delta Alumnae
Complimentary Brunch
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kappa Delta Suite, Freeman Panhellenic Building
Everyone is invited to join Kappa Delta sisters as they celebrate their 86th anniversary on Drury’s campus.

Alpha Phi Tea
Hosted by Alpha Phi Alumnae
Complimentary Brunch
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hoblit Suite, Freeman Panhellenic Building
Hand to hand and heart to heart from 1951 to 1983, Alpha Phi stood proud at Drury. Please join us for a celebration tea to meet Alpha Phi sisters and friends. All are welcome to join in the fun!

Class of 1967 and Friends Picnic at the Historic President’s House
Complimentary Lunch
12 to 2 p.m.
President’s House
Wear your Drury Panther Gear!
Celebrating the class of 1967, join us for food, friends and a great time reminiscing with former classmates and friends. Meet & mingle with President Cloyd and his wife Wendy for a picnic lunch at the President’s House.

KDRU Radio Open House
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
KDRU Studio, Shewmaker Communication Center
Tour Drury’s student radio facilities, broadcasting at 98.1 FM in the Springfield area and online at kdruradio.com

Drury Campus Memory Tour with Drury Ambassadors
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet in Martin Alumni Center
Take a walking or golf cart tour of Drury’s campus to see new spaces and reminisce about your college days.

Drury Athletics Auction
Tickets available for purchase at http://www.drury.edu/oreilly/ beginning August 1.
Doors Open at 5 p.m.
O’Reilly Family Event Center
Join us for the Athletics event of the year! Food, Music, and tons of great items to bid on – supports Drury Athletics.

66th Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
Complimentary Dinner and Cash Bar
Sponsored by Alumni Council
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ballroom, Findlay Student Center
Celebrate the honorees of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, both past and present, during this formal dinner.

Music Mind: Concert featuring Prabuddha Raha
Complimentary Concert & Reception
Sponsored by The McKinnell Fund in honor of William and Mary McKinnell, Drury Chaplain’s Office, Drury Music Department, Drury Communication Graduate Programs and Drury ENACTUS
8:00 p.m.
Performing Hall, Clara Thompson Hall
Complimentary Reception Immediately to Follow
A concert performance of the music of Indian Nobel Laureate poet and composer Rabindranath Tagore given in honor of the Protima Roy Child and Woman Development Center in the tribal village of Khatguria, West Bengal.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Alumni Brunch
Complimentary Brunch with Drury Singers and Matthew 25 Student Leaders
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Lounge, Stone Chapel
Join in the conversation or simply relax during this casual brunch before the Sunday Service.

Matthew 25 Sunday Service
Learn more about The Matthew 25 Project 
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sanctuary, Stone Chapel
Drury’s Matthew 25 Project comes from a passage in Matthew 25 (31-46) where Christ asks His followers to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and visit the imprisoned. The Matthew 25 Project seeks to encourage Drury students, faculty, staff, and alumni to serve “the least of these” in local, national, and global mission activities. Alumni Singers will also perform with Drury Singers.