Family Day - Saturday, September 28

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10 - 11 a.m.

Check-In Available

  • DUkes Perform
  • Photo Booth (10 a.m. - noon)
  • Veterans Lounge open for viewing and refreshments - FSC Lower Level 113
  • Support Newborns in Need by making blankets that will be donated this charity. Sponsored by Drury Volunteer Corps. (10 a.m. - noon)
  • Sign up for step by step painting classes 11 am and 2 pm. Limited spots first come first serve.
Findlay Student Center (FSC), Lobby
11 a.m. - Noon

Campus History Tour
Take a historical tour of campus 

FSC, Fountain Area
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Family Day Lunch - Drury's Jazz Band Performs
Complimentary lunch for family members who RSVP in advance
Students will swipe in with their ID cards

FSC Commons
12:30 - 2 p.m. Trivia
Sponsored by RLA - Show off all that knowledge and win prizes!
FSC Ballroom
1 - 3:30 p.m. Bubble Soccer 
Have a blast inside these huge inflatable bubbles for a game of soccer with the family!
Sunderland Field
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Music, Games, Activities & Sponsors

  • Balloon Artist
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Face Painting
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream-American Chemical Society
  • International Calligraphy-International Student Association
  • Kan Jam
  • Spike Ball
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Ladder Golf
  • Popcorn, Cotton Candy
FSC Circle and Fountain Area
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Happy Hour & Hors d'Oeuvres
Please join Administration and Academic Deans for casual conversation, hors d'oeurves and drinks to end the day.

Rose O'Neill House


  • Nighttime Ghost Tours 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

  • Fantastic Caverns

America's Only Ride-Through Cave. A 55-minute guided tour follows an ancient underground riverbed filled with massive formations. The cave stays a comfortable 60° year-round.; Open daily 8am-dusk; call for details on pricing at (417) 833-2010

  • 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.; Call for reservations at (417) 551-4545.

  • Springfield Botanical Gardens

This 114-acre site with several gardens & a butterfly house offers plant demonstrations, special events, classes and exhibits all year.

April-October; M-Sat 8am-8pm; 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 ; Admission is free


Saturday, September 28

  • Harvest Fest – 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

  • An Evening with The HigLeeWils – Drury University's Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church

Songwriters Emily Higgins, Larry Lee and David Wilson to perform an evening concert in the 133-year-old historic church on Washington Avenue which has its original stained glass windows and woodwork, which serve to make this a wonderful acoustic space

Admission is $15 per ticket online, $20 at door; 7-9 p.m.

  • Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks – Farmer’s Market Pavilion

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

  • Springfield Jazz Festival – Downtown Springfield

Lee Ritenour headlines the all-day event, which includes free live music on two stages — Park Central Square and Park Central East. Ritenour will perform at the Historic Gillioz Theatre later that evening.

From noon – 7pm; Downtown Springfield

Admission is free