Spring & Fall 2015 New Transfer Student Information

My name is Emily Givens, and I am the Director of Transitional 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 egivens@drury.edu, or 417-873-6894.

Registration and Advising

Students transferring to Drury for the spring semester should apply and be accepted as soon as possible, and aim to pay the tuition and housing deposits ($100 tuition deposit and $200 housing deposit for those planning to live on campus) in October in order to register in November for courses in the Spring 2015 term. Students transferring to Drury in Fall 2015 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 about admissions. 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 begin classes in the Spring 2015 semester must attend a half day program on Friday, January 16, 2015 from approximately 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information will be mailed to students in December.

Students planning to transfer to Drury in Fall 2015 will attend Orientation Friday, August 14-Monday, August 17. More information will be mailed to students in July 2015.

Spring Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

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 2015 Transfer Student Orientation event from Wednesday, August 12th – Friday morning, August 14th. 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 at both the Spring and Fall Transfer Orientation programs. They are available to assist new students by answering questions, providing guidance and providing information about what to expect once classes begin on Tuesday, January 20 (spring semester), or Monday, August 17 (fall semester).

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, helping them 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 Blackboard.

Office of Transitional 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.

You can contact Emily at egivens@drury.edu or (417) 873-6894.