Fall 2017 New Transfer Student Information

My name is Jennifer Stewart, and I am the Director of Orientation and New Student Programs. My main focus is to make sure all new students – freshmen, transfers and internationals – have a smooth transition into the Drury community. If you have any questions about the information below please contact me at jstewart012@drury.edu or (417) 873-6919.

Advising and Registration

Students transferring to Drury in Fall 2017 can register for classes as early as April once accepted to the University and deposits are paid. Transfer students will meet with an advisor in person or by phone to discuss how transfer courses have been received and how they will apply to Drury’s degree requirements. Students will then register for the first semester following a discussion of all options.

Students should contact Kelli Roberts, Director of Transfer Admission at (417) 873-6349 or kroberts001@drury.edu with any questions. Kelli will schedule an advising and registration appointment once the admission process is complete.

Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new students at Drury University. Students planning to transfer to Drury in Fall 2017 will attend Orientation Friday, August 18 - Monday, August 21. More information will be mailed to students in July 2017. Fall Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

DU Bridge Program

The DU Bridge Program is a free program organized through the Office of Diversity Support Services. This program is held prior to the start of the Fall 2017 Transfer Student Orientation event from Wednesday, August 17 – Friday morning, August 19. The primary focus is to give our incoming students of color an opportunity to build connections and accelerate friendships, meet influential people in the community and on campus that can make their initial college experience a positive one. For questions about Drury’s Bridge Program, please contact Rosalyn Thomas, Coordinator of Diversity Support Services at rthomas005@drury.edu or (417) 873-6827.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders will be present throughout the Fall Transfer Orientation program. They are available to assist new students by answering questions, providing guidance and providing information about what to expect once classes begin on Monday, August 21 at 5pm.

Student Activities Fair

This event is held on the third day of Drury’s Fall Transfer Student Orientation program. The purpose of the fair is to encourage students to sign up for campus organizations, clubs and groups early on, before classes begin. There are over 90 student organizations available for Drury students to choose from.

CORE 104

This 0.5-credit course is required for all transfer students in their first semester at Drury. The purpose of the course is to help students connect with academic and co-curricular opportunities. There will be at least two group meetings and two one-on-one meetings with the instructor, with follow-up assignments tracked through Moodle.

Office of New Student Programs

The first year of college often presents students with new challenges as they face the academic and personal transitions required of them. This office, located in Findlay Student Center 120, serves as a resource for students who would like to discuss and resolve any issues that are preventing them from succeeding at Drury. We can assist students with goal setting, time management, academic concerns, and personal issues. We are here to listen, offer advice, point out new alternatives, and understand the exciting times and difficulties that lie ahead.

If you have any questions about your transition to Drury University, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Stewart, Director of New Student Programs at jstewart012@drury.edu or (417) 873-6919.