First Year Experience

Spring 2016 New Students - Registration and Orientation Information

For questions pertaining to day school registration, New Student Orientation, or other items related to Drury University day school, please contact Emily Givens, Director of Transitional Programs at or (417) 873-6894.

New Student Advising and Registration Information

If you are interested in attending day school at Drury University beginning in January 2016, you should first complete the admission process. Once you have been accepted to Drury and have paid the tuition and housing deposits ($100 towards tuition, and $200 towards housing if you plan to live on campus), you should contact your admission counselor to schedule an appointment with the Office of Academic Advising. Unsure of who to contact? Please call the Day School Admission Office at (417) 873-7205.

New Student Orientation Information

Orientation is required for all new Drury University day school students. Information will be mailed to students beginning in mid-November. Please make sure your mailing address is up-to-date, and is not listed as the address at your current college or university.


New Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2016
12 - 12:15 p.m. Check-in
 - Freeman Hall
12:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
 - Freeman Hall
12:30 p.m. Lunch; Departments Every Student Should Know Exist
 - Findlay Student Center, Room 204
1:30 p.m. Meet Your CORE Professor; Faculty Expectations in the Classroom
 - Burnham Hall, various locations
2:15 p.m. Online Academic Resources for Students
Learn how to register online, view your grades and class schedule, track your graduation status, drop and add classes, etc.
- Olin Library, Olin Room
3:00 p.m. The Inside Scoop
Hear how current students transitioned successfully into the Drury University Community. Learn from their academic, social and financial successes (and occasional mistakes!) so you can kick off the semester as productively as possible!
 - Olin Library, Harwood Reading Room
3:30 p.m. The Somewhat Random Knowledge Quiz Challenge
Prove you're ready for the Drury Experience by demonstrating your knowledge of random topics. The top two scoring teams will win gift cards from local restaurants and coffee shops!
- Freeman Panhellenic Hall
4:15 p.m. Last-minute questions answered; Optional campus tours (full or partial); Snag your free Drury swag; Pick up your Drury student ID card and register for your parking sticker (make sure you bring your vehicle registration papers!)

The following offices will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on January 15 to meet with students and family members regarding last minute questions or concerns:

  • Admission Office, Bay Hall 103 – Check the status of your transcripts and transfer credits.

  • Bookstore, Findlay Student Center (lower level) – Purchase your books, classroom supplies, Drury clothing and much more.

  • Career Planning and Development, Bay Hall 148 – Receive career guidance, learn about available internships, full-time and part-time job listings, and much more.

  • Disability Services, Findlay Student Center 114 (lower level) – Meet with the director to turn in documentation and/or discuss appropriate classroom and/or residential accommodations.

  • Financial Aid, Bay Hall Upper Level  – Check the status of your financial aid, scholarships, and loans.

  • Housing Office, Findlay Student Center 120 (lower level) – Discuss housing options, meal plans and roommate assignments; submit housing contracts or housing exemption forms.

  • Human Resources, Burnham Hall 107 – Learn about and apply for available jobs on campus.

  • Safety and Security, Findlay Student Center 101 (lower level) – Pick up your Drury Student ID Card and residential or commuter parking permit (vehicle registration papers are required).

  • Student Financial Services, Burnham Hall 100 – Make a payment; Set up a tuition payment plan; Check the status of your student account.

  • Technology Services, Olin Library 124 – Receive assistance with your Drury e-mail account, MyDrury account and/or personal computer or laptop. 

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