Family Day - Saturday, October 7, 2017

RSVP for Family Day

7 - 10 a.m. Panther Run - Benefiting Care to Learn

$30 for each Drury family member to walk or run a 5K, 10K or 15K; Participants are eligible for up to $20,000 in prizes! To sign-up, please go to the following link and click ‘Register’:

O'Reilly Family Event Center
10 - 11 a.m.

Check-In Available

  • DUkes Perform
  • Collection of Convoy of Hope donation items
  • Sign up for a step-by-step painting class starting at 11 and 2. Space is limited.
Findlay Student Center (FSC), South Patio
11 a.m. - Noon Campus Golf - Lambda Chi Alpha
FSC, Fountain Area
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Day Lunch - Drury's Jazz Band Performs
Complimentary lunch for families who RSVP in advance
FSC Commons
12:30 - 2 p.m. BINGO!
Win gift cards and random dorm room items.
FSC Ballroom
1 - 3 p.m. Bubble Soccer
Students and families will have a blast inside these huge inflatable bubbles!
Sunderland Field
2 - 4 p.m.

Music, Games, Activities & Sponsors

  • Balloon Artist
  • Live music by Drury musicians-Drury Music Alliance
  • Photo Booth-SUB
  • Pumpkin Painting-Pi Beta Phi
  • Snow Cones-Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream-American Chemical Society
  • International Calligraphy-International Student Association
  • Kan Jam-Delta Delta Delta
  • Spike Ball-Sigma Pi
  • Bean Bag Toss-Kappa Alpha
  • Ladder Golf-Sigma Nu
  • Popcorn-Kappa Delta
  • Watch Drury’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Play on Sunderland Field from 3-4pm
Kellogg Greenspace
4 - 5 p.m. Happy Hour & Hors D'oeuvres
Please join the President and Mrs. Cloyd, and the Academic Deans for casual conversation, food and drinks.
President's House
SE corner of Benton and Calhoun streets

* Drury University is hosting a campus wide effort to support victims of the recent hurricanes. We are collecting personal care and hygiene items for Convoy of Hope. If you would like to participate, please see the list of items we will be collecting on the RSVP form.

Donate items for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

If you would like to donate items for victims of Hurricane Harvey and/or Hurricane Irma please bring any of the following items when your check in at Family Day. (Packets will be collected, assembled and delivered to Convoy of Hope)


  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 bar of soap (regular size)
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste (6 oz./regular size)
  • 1 shampoo (travel size/3.5oz)
  • 1 comb
  • 1 stick deodorant

Important Notes:

  • All items must be new
  • Please do not include money or personal notes.

What Else is Going on in Springfield?

Friday, October 6

  • Ghost Tour at Pythian Castle
    Hear ghostly tales while touring the castle. Reservations recommended. 8:00-9:30pm; Admission $15 online or $16 at the door; (417) 865-1464
    1451 E. Pythian Street – Springfield MO 65802

Saturday, October 7

  • Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra: Verdi’s Othello
    Founded in 2005, the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra is southwest Missouri’s regional civic orchestra. Comprising more than 100 talented professionals, students, and enthusiasts, the SDCO presents a yearly concert season of great orchestral masterworks.
    8:00pm; Hammons Hall- 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks
    Combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location.
    Shop for groceries, find unique gifts, have breakfast and lunch or enjoy some local music under the farmer’s market pavilion.
    Open 8:00am-1:00pm; 2144 E. Republic Road – Springfield, MO 65804
  • Smallin Civil War Cave Lantern Tours
    Enjoy an evening of Southern food, storytelling and a lantern light trip through the mysterious Smallin Civil War Cave.
    7:00-9:00pm; Call for reservations at (417) 551-4545. 

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 29

  • Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    Walk through the pumpkin patch and pick out your own pumpkin! There are corn mazes; hayrides; inflatables; carnival games and more!
    Admission is free; 3825 W. Farm Road 146 – Springfield, MO 65802
    Go online to view times and more information  or   

Wednesday, October 4-October 7

  • Brothers Menaechmus – Wilhoit Theatre
    A play by ancient Roman playwright Plautus and performed by the students of Drury Theatre.
    7:30pm each night; ticket prices: Adult-$14.00 Drury Students-$3.00
    Call (417)873-7255 or visit to reserve tickets through Drury Theatre Box Office.

Friday, October 6 - October 8

  • “Study Abroad: The Student’s View” - C-Street Gallery
    A short 2-minute drive from campus will take you to this incredible student-run art gallery. This display takes one on a journey as various students document their study abroad trips through the fine art of photography.
    Admission is free; F: 11am-6pm, Sat: 10am-2pm
    233 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803
  • Homecoming by Tomaz Lanisek-Pool Art Center Gallery
    Slovenian Master Photographer and DU MBA graduate displays his series of photographs. There will be an artist talk on Friday at 5:30pm, in which Lanisek talks about the inspiration behind his photographs.
  • Octobers Fall FarmFest
    With livestock exhibitions, livestock equipment, tractors, trailers and balers, FarmFest offers a little bit of something for everyone. FarmFest has been bringing together everything in agriculture to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for more than 30 years. Free Admission.