Family Day

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Register for Family Day 2014

Schedule of Activities

7 to 9:30 a.m.   Panther Run – O’Reilly Family Event Center (Benefiting Care to Learn)             
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9 to 10:30 a. m.   Meet & Greet with President Manuel - The President's House
Enjoy coffee and refreshments while visiting with President David Manuel and his wife, Betty Coe.  The President’s House is located on the corner of Benton and Calhoun.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Campus Walking Tours
Self guided tours of campus facilities
10 to 11 a.m.   Athletes Spotlight Weiser Gym
Fans of all ages come and meet players & talk with coaches about Drury’s season of sports and the 2014 NCAA II big winners. (Hosted by the Drury Alumni Association)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Family Day Lunch - FSC Commons
Experience good ol’ fashion Ozarks BBQ and entertainment by Drury’s own Jazz Band!  Free Admission.
Noon to 2 p.m.   Fanther Family Fair – Weiser Gym
Children will love the face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses, and games.  (Hosted by the Drury Alumni Association)
1:30 to 3 p.m.   DVD Bingo – FSC Ballroom    (Sponsored by the Residence Life Association)                                                                 
This event is a favorite with Drury Students, and puts a new twist on the old favorite. Play for fun prizes!  Free Admission.
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.   Drury Theatre presents: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”  - Studio Theatre
(Directed by Madison Spencer) For ticket information, visit
ALL DAY   Stomp Out Hunger Shoe Drive – Barrels located in FSC Lobby                                                            
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Bookstore Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The bookstore will be offering a Family Day Discount of 10% off your entire purchase! Plus, take advantage of the Dean’s Deal: Purchase a Family Day T-shirt for $2 off with coupon included in Family Day packet at Meet n Greet.       

All campus parking lots will be available for Family Day/Reunion Weekend. However, because of the Panther Run on Saturday morning, access to Lot 4 and Lot A (behind the Findlay Student Center/west off Summit Avenue) is available only from the south (from Central Avenue) from 7 to 10 am. Lot 7 (east off Summit Avenue) will be used exclusively by Panther Run participants from 7 am. to 10 am.

Hotel Information:
The following hotels have established a “Drury Rate” for parents and families. Simply ask for the Drury Rate when you reserve your room.

  • Baymont Inn – (417) 889-8188
  • Comfort Inn – (417) 520-6200
  • Double Tree by Hilton - (417) 831-3131
  • Greenstay Hotel & Suites – (417) 863-1440
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites – (417) 520-8800                                                  

What’s going on in Springfield?

On Friday, October 3, Springfield hosts the First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Springfield from 6-10 p.m.  Locations include Park Central Square, Commercial Street, and Drury’s Pool Arts Center.

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5: Springfield Greene County Park Board is offering “Two for One Tennis” at Cooper Tennis Complex, “Two for One Golf” at any Park Board Course and “Two for One” Ice Skating at Mediacom Ice Park. Reduced admission is also available for Dickerson Park Zoo. Contact Dan Cashel at or 417.873.7222 for details.

On Saturday, October 4 the Springfield Urban District Alliance sponsors OktoberFest Village at Taste of Springfield. The Taste of Springfield event begins at noon and runs to 4 pm. The 6th Annual OktoberFest Village will be open from 11 am. to 11 pm. It all can be found in Downtown Springfield! For more information visit: