Family Day 2020

Due to COVID 19, and our continuing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our campus and community, we will not be hosting Family Day for the 2020 school year. 

Printable Schedule

Family Day 2019 Schedule

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

What else is going on in Springfield? 

Nighttime 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.; 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 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 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 – 7 p.m.; Downtown Springfield

Admission is free