Family Day - Saturday, October 1, 2016

Schedule of Events

7 - 10 am Panther Run 2016 - Benefiting Care to Learn
O’Reilly Family Event Center
$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 register here.
10:15 am - Noon Check-In Available; Drury's Jazz Band Performs
Findlay Student Center (FSC), Outdoor South Patio
11 am Campus Scavenger Hunt Begins
FSC, Fountain Area
11 am - 1 pm Lunch Available
FSC Commons
(Complimentary lunch for families who RSVP.)
12:30 - 2 pm Gift Card Bingo
FSC Ballroom
This is your family’s chance to win gift cards to local establishments. There will be two big winner games!
1 - 4 pm Inflatable Volleyball
Kellogg Greenspace
Are you ready? We have a full-size inflatable volleyball court with two mini trampolines in the middle.
2 - 4 pm Games and Activities with Drury student band, Lost and Found
Kellogg Greenspace
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Calligraphy with Drury International Students
  • Spikeball, Bean Bag Toss, Ladder Golf
  • Popcorn
  • Dunk a KD for $3 – fundraiser for The Humane Society of the Ozarks
  • Watch Drury’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Play on Sunderland Field
4 - 5:30 pm Happy Hour & Hors D'oeuvres
President’s House

What else is going on in Springfield?

Friday, September 30

  • Drury Men’s and Women’s Soccer Games vs. Maryville University
    Women’s Game begins at 5pm; Men’s Game begins at 7:15pm
    Harrison Stadium on the Drury University Campus
  • 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
  • Springfield Little Theatre’s Peter Pan
    Tickets available on Friday and Saturday nights; 7:30-9:30pm
    Admission $12-$33
    (417) 869-1334
    311 E. Walnut Street – Springfield, MO 65806

Saturday, October 1

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

Sunday, October 2

  • Drury Men’s and Women’s Soccer Games vs. University Missouri-St. Louis
    Women’s Game begins at noon; Men’s Game begins at 2:15pm
    Harrison Stadium on the Drury University Campus

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2

  • Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    Walk through the pumpkin patch and pick out your own pumpkin; corn maze; hay rides; 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