Freshman First Day and New Student Orientation

Freshman First Day

Friday, June 22, 2018 is Freshman First Day. In late April, incoming freshmen will receive an invitation in the mail with the schedule of events. Throughout the day, students will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff, current administrators and current Drury students. Students will also meet their pre-assigned CORE 101 professor and classmates for the first time. This is a great opportunity to meet your roommates and ask questions of staff members in the departments of housing, financial aid, financial services, admissions, Greek life, technology services and much more! All incoming freshmen need to RSVP whether or not they will be in attendance no later than Friday, June 15.

Freshman First Day Schedule   Freshman First Day RSVP 

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation 

Move-in Day and the start of Orientation is  Friday, August 17, 2018 and runs through Monday, August 20. New Student Orientation  is required for all new freshmen, transfer and international students. The focus of orientation is to ensure new students have a smooth and successful transition to college life and life at Drury! Students will participate in important informational sessions as well as many fun social activities. 

Freshman will attend CORE 101 class and transfer students will attend CORE 104 class to get a jump start on meeting classmates and creating bonds with them and the professor. 

Some of the events students will participate in are:  CORE class vs CORE class competitions, bowling,  off-campus community service projects, dinner in the home of a faculty member, student activities fair, active shooter training, a class wide picnic, and we end with our Finale Night and Fun on the Lane event.  This event marks the end of orientation and the start of a new academic year. All of our returning students join our new students for a party on Drury Lane and FSC circle and we top it all off with a huge fireworks show!

2018 Fall Orientation Schedule

Orientation Leaders

Upperclassmen Orientation Leaders will be present during Freshman First Day and throughout the four days of orientation to assist new students by answering questions, providing guidance and informing students about what they can expect once classes begin on Monday, August 20 at 5 p.m.