Family Day - Saturday, October 6, 2018

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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!

Online registration

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

Check-In Available

  • DUkes Perform
  • Photo Booth (10 a.m. - noon)
  • Sign up for a step-by-step painting class starting at 11:30 and 1:30. Space is limited.
  • Support New Borns in Need by making blankets that will be donated this charity. Sponsored by Drury Volunteer Corps. (10 a.m. - noon)
Findlay Student Center (FSC), Lobby
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 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. Inflatables on Kellogg Green
Kellogg Greenspace
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Music, Games, Activities & Sponsors

  • Balloon Artist
  • Live music by Drury musicians
  • Line Dancing class 
  • Pumpkin 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, Snow Cones
  • Watch Drury’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Play on Sunderland Field from 3 - 4 p.m.
Kellogg Greenspace
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.

President's House
SE corner of Benton and Calhoun streets


Ghost Tours at Pythian Castle

Hear ghostly tales while touring the castle. Reservations recommended.

8 - 9:30 p.m.; 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 8 a.m. - 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.

7 - 9 p.m.; Call for reservations at (417) 551-4545.

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, October 7
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:   

Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7

Disney’s Newsies at Springfield Little Theatre

The Tony-winning Broadway hit, based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, has its closing weekend at the beloved Springfield Little Theatre. Featuring the classic songs and a timeless message, it’s a great show for the whole family.

311 E Walnut St. – Springfield, MO

For times and ticket prices visit: or 417-869-1334

Friday, October 5

First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Springfield

On the first Friday of each month is First Friday Art Walk, a feast for the senses in 24+ locations. This FREE, self-guided tour of gallery and art venues features original artworks, live art demonstrations, live music, local history, international culture, plus all the dining, shopping and entertainment that the heart of the city is known for.

Downtown Springfield; 6 - 10 p.m.

Alumni Exhibition – Pool Art Center Gallery

Featuring works by alumni Sonster Byurique, Jennifer Wrobleski, Marcus Farr, John Paul Peterson, Christopher Kennedy, Payden Chambers, Skyler Phelps, Brian Rathsom and Cindy Pedigo

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 5 - 8 p.m.

Admission is free; open M-F

Saturday, October 6

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 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 2144 E. Republic Road – Springfield, MO 65804