2018 Freshman First Day Schedule

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6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sorority Information Dinner - Optional
Findlay Student Center, Ballroom

Sorority Information Dinner RSVP

 

Springfield Cardinals Game with Drury Fraternity Chapters - Optional
Join members of the Kappa Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Pi Fraternities for House Tours and a free Springfield Cardinals Game. Open to any male interested in learning more about Greek Life. Hosted by Drury Interfraternity Council.

IFC Springfield Cardinals Game RSVP 

 

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Students and Families Check-In
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Lobby

Information Tables 
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Arena Floor
- Campus departments will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Residence Hall Room Tours
Residence Halls
- One room is available for viewing in each hall. Room locations posted in hall lobby.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Arena Floor

10:40-11:10 a.m.

Academic Presentations
Locations TBA
Choose one presentation in each session to attend. Each session will last 30 minutes.

 

  • Architecture
  • Behavioral Sciences (Majors) , Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Health (Majors)
  • Breech School of Business
  • Communication (All Majors)
  • Fine and Performing Arts , Art, Arts Administration, Music, Theatre
  • History, Philosophy, Religion (Majors)
  • Languages and Literature
  • Math, Software Engineering, Computer Game Development, Data Science,  Actuarial Science (Majors)
  • Political Science
  • School of Education and Child Development
  • Undecided Majors

11:20- 11:50 a.m.

Student Life Presentations
Locations TBA
Choose one presentation in each session to attend. Please note that student life sessions are offered at multiple times. 
Students and families may divide up in order to attend more presentations. Each session will last 30 minutes.

 

Session 1 (11:20 - 11:50 a.m.)

  • Behavioral Sciences (Minors) , Animal Studies, Community Health, Law & Society, Behavioral Neuroscience,Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Women & Gender Studies
  • Faculty expectations in the classroom
  • Passport Program – students can earn $500 each year
  • Drury’s Bridge Program
  • Kicking Butt and Taking Names: Leading the way to the career of your dreams
  • On-and-off campus jobs
  • Faith and spirituality on campus
  • Undecided? Finding your major
  • Greek Life Student Panel

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Available for Family Members
Findlay Student Center, Commons
- Students will have lunch during CORE 101 class.

Noon - 12:50 p.m.

First Generation Family Lunch
Freeman Hall, Hoblit Suite - RSVP required

Legacy Family Lunch
Martin Alumni Center
- Hosted by University Advancement

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Student Lunch and CORE 101 Class
Students will be eating with their class in their classrooms

1 - 3:30 p.m

Student Life Presentations
Locations TBA
Choose one presentation in each session to attend. Please note that student life sessions are offered at multiple times.
Students and families may divide up in order to attend more presentations. Each session will last 30 minutes.

 

Session 2  (1 - 1:30 p.m.)
Parents Only (students will be in CORE 101 class until 1:30)

  • Safety and security on Drury’s campus and in Springfield
  • Green Dot Program –Working to ensure your child is safe from violence
  • Tuition and fee payments with Nelnet
  • Tips on how to have a successful first year
  • Surviving (and thriving!) in the dorms; housing and meal plan Q&A
  • Parent Council
  • Greek Life Parent/Alumni Panel
 

Session 3  (1:40 - 2:10 p.m.)

  • Safety and security on Drury’s campus and in Springfield
  • Haven & Alcohol Edu. - Required online training for all freshman
  • Tuition and fee payments with Nelnet
  • Tips on how to have a successful first year
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Surviving (and thriving!) in the dorms; housing and meal plan Q&A
  • Parent Council
  • Studying Abroad
 

Session 4    (2:20 - 2:50 p.m.)

  • Safety and security on Drury’s campus and in Springfield
  • Tuition and fee payments with Nelnet
  • Surviving (and thriving!) in the dorms; housing and meal plan Q&A
  • Undecided? Finding your major
  • On and off campus jobs
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Haven & Alcohol Edu. - Required online training for all freshman
  • Faculty expectations in the classroom
  • Tips on how to have a successful first year
  • Studying Abroad

 

Session 5   (3 - 3:30 p.m.)

  • Student wellness and fitness programs
  • Student-athlete information
  • LEAP Participants– Meet your leaders; check-in instructions

3 – 5 p.m.

Check Out Available
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Banquet Room
- Before leaving campus be sure you check the status of your required forms; complete an FFD evaluation; have your last minute questions answered; select new student and parent gifts.

All Campus Offices Will Be Open
Campus wide
- If you have any last minute questions, all campus offices will be open until 5 p.m.

Residence Hall Room Tours
- One room is available for viewing in each hall.

Greek Life Information and Tours
O'Reilly Family Event Center, Plaza
- Tours to the Fraternity House Quad and Sorority Suites will leave at 3:30 p.m.               

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