Director of Transitional Programs
Office: (417) 873-6894
Mobile: (417) 496-7785
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., August 16, 2010 - Drury University is getting ready to welcome more than 500 new students to the Springfield campus as the 2010-2011 school year gets under way.
The four-day orientation program brings together new students, student mentors and faculty for a series of events designed to introduce the social and academic sides of university life, and it sets the stage for each student's success at Drury.
Students will see a number of changes on campus when they return, including: a newly remodeled Wallace Hall, a nearly complete O'Reilly Family Event Center and freshly seeded green space at the site where Turner and Belle Halls once stood.
New student orientation begins when residence halls open for move-in at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. Drury President Todd Parnell and other staff and faculty will be at the residence halls helping students carry their belongings into their rooms. Orientation concludes with a party and fireworks on Monday, August 23.
Other highlights of orientation include:
Friday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Aug. 21
Classes begin for Traditional Day school students and students in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies on Monday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m.
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