Community Outreach & Leadership Development

Soak Up Springfield - Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:00-1:00pm

This event will introduce hundreds of Drury students, faculty and staff to various businesses and nonprofit agencies in the Springfield area!

Attention Students!
Soak Up Springfield brings job, internship, and volunteer opportunities to you! Bring resumes and/or business cards and your best smile to this event and keep an eye out for the booths marked with an “Ask Me!” table tent. This is a great chance for you to make some good connections, in addition to getting to know Springfield a little bit better.

Dear Local Organization:
Drury University will be hosting the 7th annual Soak Up Springfield. This is an event that will introduce over 300 incoming first-year students as well as returning students, faculty and staff to various businesses and nonprofits in the Springfield area. Drury has a student body of over 1,500 students and we would like your organization to promote what you have to offer to hundreds of youth, many of which are brand new to the area. All money raised from this event will go to support community outreach efforts and leadership development programming at Drury University.


  • Attendance at this event has grown every year and we work hard to market it across campus through a variety of means including social media and targeted invitations to freshmen and campus groups.
  • In addition to promoting products and recruiting customers and volunteers, you are also welcome to share any job or internship opportunities.  Many students are searching for jobs in the early fall and this is a great opportunity to recruit new employees or interns.
  • We collaborate with the Student Union Board (SUB) and the Passport Program to increase student attendance at this event.

The Date
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
11:00 am – 1 pm
Findlay Student Center Circle Drive*
*Rain site: Findlay Student Center Ballroom
In the event of inclement weather, Soak Up Springfield will be moved inside to the Findlay Student Center Ballroom so the event is rain or shine.

Registration is closed for this event at this time. We will open up the process during the summer of 2015.

All giveaways and coupons should be given freely; students should not have to register or give their contact information to receive it. Various students may wish to receive information from your business; please only collect email addresses.

Set-Up Space
A small space is provided behind your reserved table along with 2 chairs (extra giveaways and materials are to be stored behind the table space).  Items that do not fit within reserved table space are strongly discouraged and must be approved in advance because space is limited. An electrical outlet may be available upon advance request, but quantity is limited and will be offered to organizations on a first come first serve basis. Please bring your own extension cords.

You may unload your vehicle on Drury Lane near the FSC Circle Drive during set-up. After unloading, you will need to immediately move your car to the Summit Parking Lot 7 (located off of Summit Street). There will be no charge to park in the lot and tickets will not be issued. Set-up for Soak Up Springfield begins at 10:00 a.m. on September 3. Please do not arrive before 10:00 am. Upon your arrival at the FSC Circle Drive, you will check-in with a staff member from the office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development in front of the Findlay Student Center. Here is a link to a map of the campus; building #23 is the Findlay Student Center.

Have Questions?
Contact Community Outreach and Leadership Development at 417-873-7608.

Community Outreach and Leadership Development
Drury University
FSC 117
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

 Sponsored by Student Union Board, Career Planning and Development, and Community Outreach and Leadership Development.