Fall 2018 Freshman Orientation Schedule

All freshmen are required to attend the four days of Orientation. Event details will be discussed during CORE 101 on August 17. Classes will be divided into groups and students will have more detailed individual schedules that will be distributed during CORE class on Friday, August 17.

Friday, August 17 - Monday, August 20

Friday, August 17


8 a.m. - Noon Residence Halls Open for Move-In
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch available for new students and families
- Findlay Student Center (FSC), Commons
2 - 2:40 p.m. Parent and Student Goodbyes with Ice Cream Truck
- Kellogg Greenspace, under the trees
- This is simply a time for hugs and goodbyes before families attend a parent presentation and reception and students attend CORE 101 class and begin the 4-day student-only New Student Orientation event.
2:45 - 3:50 p.m. Parent Presentation featuring author and international speaker James Robilotta
- O'Reilly Family Event Center

2:45 - 3:50 p.m. Students attend CORE 101 Class - All first-time freshmen must attend!
- View your class schedule in MyDrury for classroom location
4 - 5 p.m. Parent Reception and Farewell
- FSC, Ballroom
4 - 5 p.m. Welcome to college! Student presentation from James Robilotta
- O'Reilly Family Event Center
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
- FSC, Commons
6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Campus Safety Orientation presented by Springfield Police Dept. and Campus Security
-Clara Thompson Hall
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hard CORE Challenge
- Sunderland Field / Kellogg Greenspace

Saturday, August 18


8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Breakfast and Residence Hall Meetings (for students in the residence halls only)
- Meet and eat with your Residence Assistant (RA) on your hall floor

Breakfast Available for all other New Students
- FSC, Commons

10 - 11 a.m. Student Presentation by Scott Lewis 
- O'Reilly Family Event Center
11 - 12:30 p.m.
CORE 101 Class and Lunch
- View your class schedule in MyDrury for classroom location
1 - 3 p.m. Active Shooter Training and Drills presented by Springfield Police Dept. and Campus Security
-See individual schedules for locations
3 - 5 p.m. Ice Skating and Broomball
- Mediacom Ice Park
5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
- FSC Commons
7:30 - 10 p.m. Bowling and Free T-shirts sponsored by SGA
- Enterprise Lanes / Sunshine lanes - see individual schedules

Sunday, August 19


8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Available
- FSC, Commons
10 - 11 a.m. Ecumenical Worship Service (optional)
- Stone Chapel
11 - Noon CORE 101 Class and Lunch
- FSC Commons
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Student Activities Fair
- FSC Ballroom
1:30 - 5 p.m.  Free Time and Rides to Walmart

5 - 7 p.m.
Faculty Dinner and Dessert
- Locations will be announced on August 18th during CORE class
7:30 - 9 p.m. Sunday FunDay – DVD and Gift Card Bingo
- FSC Commons
9 - 10 p.m.
New Student Carnival Sponsored by Greek Life
Kellogg Greenspace

Monday, August 20


8 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
- FSC, Commons
9 am - Noon Community Service Plunge Project
- Clara Thompson Hall
Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch and Eclipse Viewing
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On campus or CORE class location- see individual schedules
2:30 - 3 p.m. On-Campus Employment and Work Study Meeting (required for all work study students)
- Lay Hall, Auditorium
4 - 5 p.m. Honor Code Ceremony for all New Students
- Clara Thompson Hall
5 - 7 p.m. Dinner - available for purchase or through campus meal plans
- FSC, Commons
6:30 - 7 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting
-FSC, Ballroom
7 - 7:30 p.m. Peer to Peer Mentor Mixer
- FSC 204
7 - 9:45 p.m. Orientation Finale, Fun on the Lane and FIREWORKS!
- FSC Fountain Area, Drury Lane