2017 Freshman First Day Schedule

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6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

Sorority Information Dinner - Optional
Findlay Student Center, Ballroom

Sorority Information Dinner RSVP

 

8:30–10 a.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

Students and Families Check-In
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Lobby

Information Tables 
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Arena Floor
- Campus departments will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Residence Hall Room Tours
Residence Halls
- One room is available for viewing in each hall. Room locations posted in hall lobby.

10–10:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Arena Floor

11–11:40 a.m. &          
11:55–12:35 p.m.

Academic Presentation Sessions
- Students and family members may attend two presentations, based on academic interests. Students and families may divide up in order to gain knowledge about as many academic departments as possible.
- Please review the blue sheet in your folder for your preferences and presentation locations.

12–1:30 p.m.

Lunch Available for Family Members
Findlay Student Center, Commons
- Students will have lunch during CORE 101 class.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

First Generation Family Lunch
Freeman Hall , Hoblit Suite - RSVP required

Legacy Family Lunch
Martin Alumni Center

12:45–1:45 p.m.

Student Lunch and CORE 101 Class

1:30–3:55 p.m.

Presentations on Academics & Student Life
Lay Hall and Olin Library, various room locations
- Select one presentation from each session. Students and families may divide up in order to attend more presentations. Each session will last 25 minutes.

Session 1 (1:30-1:55)
- Safety and security on Drury's campus and in Springfield
- How to best support your student in his/her first year
- Tuition and fee payments with Nelnet
- Passport Program - Students can earn $500 each year!
- On and off campus jobs
- DU Bridge Program
 
Session 2 (2:00-2:25)
- Safety and security on Drury's campus and in Springfield
- How to best support your student in his/her first year
- Tuition and fee payments with Nelnet
- Passport Program - Students can earn $500 each year!
- On and off campus jobs
- Parent Council - Learn how to get involved as a Drury parent leader
 
Session 3 (2:30-2:55)
- Faculty expectations in the classroom
- Faith and spirituality on campus
- Finding the right major
- Getting involved on campus
- Surviving (and thriving!) in the dorms; housing and meal plan Q&A
- DU Bridge Program
 
Session 4 (3-3:25)
- Faculty expectations in the classroom
- Faith and spirituality on campus
- Finding the right major
- Getting involved on campus
- Surviving and thriving in the dorms; housing and meal plan Q&A
- Parent Council - Learn how to get involved as a Drury parent leader
 
Session 5 (3:30-3:55)
- Student wellness and fitness programs
- Information for Drury student-athletes
- LEAP - Meet your leaders; check-in instructions
 

3–5:00 p.m.

Check Out Available
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Banquet Room
- Before leaving campus be sure you check the status of your required forms; complete an FFD evaluation; have your last minute questions answered; select new student and parent gifts.

Schedule Changes
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Private Game Suites
- Meet with Academic Planning and the Registrar's Office for any Fall 2017 schedule registration questions or to add/drop classes.

Residence Hall Room Tours
- One room is available for viewing in each hall.

Campus Tours Available
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Lobby

Fraternity House and Sorority Suite Information and Tours Available
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Lobby
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Tours depart every 10 minutes