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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.  Individual student schedules will vary slightly depending on their groupings and if they are athletes. 

Printable Schedule

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

Noon - 1 p.m.

Panthers First Luncheon - For members of the Panthers First program
FSC Ballroom

1 - 1:45 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.
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Parent Presentation featuring author and international speaker James Robilotta
O'Reilly Family Event Center

2:00 - 3:25 p.m. Students attend CORE 101 Class - All first-time freshmen must attend!
View your class schedule in MyDrury for classroom location

3 - 4 p.m.

Parent Reception and Farewell
FSC Ballroom

This is a student only event from this point forward.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Welcome to College! Student presentation from James Robilotta
O'Reilly Family Event Center
4:30 - 5 p.m. Orientation 101
O'Reilly Family Event Center
5 - 5:45 p.m. Dinner
FSC Commons
5:50 - 6:40 p.m. Campus Safety Orientation presented by Springfield Police Dept. and Campus Security
Clara Thompson Hall
6:45 - 8:30 p.m. O-Leader Talent Show
Clara Thompson Hall
8:30 - 10 p.m. Hard CORE Games
Sunderland Field

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 - 11:30 a.m. Student Presentation by Gentry McCreary
O'Reilly Family Event Center
11:30 - 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.

Free Time

Commuter Student Event
Off-campus TBA

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
FSC Commons
7 - 9 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
The HPER Pool and Mabee Gym will be open 

1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Emerging Leader LLC Meeting
Sunderland 200B
- This meeting is for members of the Emerging Leaders LLC only.
5 - 7 p.m.
Faculty Dinner and Dessert
Locations will be announced on August 18 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 a.m. Breakfast
FSC Commons
9 a.m. - Noon Community Service Plunge Project
Clara Thompson Hall
Noon - 2 p.m. Picnic Lunch 
Kellogg Greenspace
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. Food trucks will be selling items on Drury Lane at 6:30 p.m.
FSC Commons and Drury Lane
6 - 6:30 p.m. Commuter Student Meeting
FSC 204
6:30 - 7 p.m. Panthers First Mixer - members of the Panthers First program
FSC Ballroom
7 - 9:45 p.m. Orientation Finale, Fun on the Lane, Food Trucks and FIREWORKS!
FSC Fountain Area and Drury Lane