Reunion 2023 FAQ

As we prepare to welcome you back to campus, here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Click on the topics below to jump to the specific section.


When is Reunion?       

Reunion will be celebrated on campus on Saturday, April 29, through Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Who can attend?

  • All class years: Drury University alumni from all class years are invited to attend Reunion. For 2023, members of class years ending in 2 and 3 will have special recognition at indicated events.
  • Families and Guests: Spouses, children, and other family members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend Reunion! Except for the Panther Party on Saturday, April 29th, all Reunion events are child friendly. *Please note that Drury University will not provide childcare during Reunion weekend.
  • Pets: Except for service dogs, pets are not permitted to attend. If you or anyone in your party will be bringing a service dog, please contact

Health and Safety Guidelines

Drury University does not require masking. The University supports continued masking for anyone choosing this option. For more information on Drury’s COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts, visit The Drury University Panther Plan.


Photographers will be on campus throughout Reunion Weekend taking pictures to capture all the special moments. Drury University may use photos taken at the event in University marketing, on social media, and on the University website.


How do I register for Reunion?

Online event registration will open on February 1, 2023.  You can also register via telephone at 417-873-7258 or at

Do I need to register in advance?

Advance registration is required for all events for space and meal-planning purposes.

Is there a deadline to register for events?

Online registration will close on Monday, April 21, 2023.

How will I know that my registration has been received and processed?

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please retain this email for your records. This email will also allow you access to your registration should you need to make changes to your registration or registered events.

How do I make changes or updates to my existing registration?

To add an event to an existing registration, please see the “modify your registration” link in your confirmation email. To request a refund for a paid event, please contact the Office of Advancement at 417-873-7285.

What methods of payment are accepted for registration?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express

If I am unable to attend, will I get a refund?

You are able to receive a refund if you are unable to attend and notify the Office of Advancement at 417-873-7258 prior to Friday, April 14, 2023. You are also able to convert your ticket purchase to a class gift or to an Annual Drury Experience Fund donation.

If there is inclement weather, will events be relocated or canceled?

All reunion events will occur indoors eliminating the need to relocate or cancel.

Can I reserve a table at an event?

Reunion events will not offer assigned seating or reserved tables, however, if you wish to reserve space for large parties, please contact Alumni Relations at Class banners, tents and table cards will indicate general areas to help facilitate locating your classmates.


  • Arriving on Friday, April 28? Check in and pick up your Reunion packet and name tags at the Martin Alumni Center at 1207 N Benton Ave. between normal business hours,
  • 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (1207 N Benton Ave)
  • Arriving on Saturday, April 29? Check in and pick up your Reunion packet and name tags at the Findlay Student Center between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


What is the dress code for Reunion?

If you remember anything about the weather in the Ozarks, you’ll remember that it’s unpredictable! Prior to departing for campus, please consult the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Temperatures may vary by room and venue, so we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket as the building can sometimes be cold in the early morning or evening.

  • Most daytime events will be casual: Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, sandals, and of course any Drury gear!
  • Golden Circle, business casual: pants or a skirt, sweater or casual blouse, khakis, slacks and a button-down or golf shirt.
  • Panther Party, business/cocktail: a step up from business casual but less formal than black tie. And remember to be comfortable enough to spend the evening on the dance floor!
  • Sunday Service, business casual: pants or a skirt, sweater or casual blouse, khakis, slacks and a button-down or golf shirt.


Using GPS

900 N Benton Avenue, Springfield MO 65802

Hotels near campus that offer a Drury University or “University” room rate

Need lodging for your stay in Springfield? There are several hotels near Drury that offer a Drury University or “University” room rate. Please note that in order to utilize the discounted room rate, reservations must be made with the specific hotel location directly and not through a third party (Expedia,, or the hotel’s reservations hub). 

*Be sure to inquire about shuttle service to and from campus!

Campus Parking

  • Parking will be available in all campus lots and will not require a Drury parking permit between Friday, April 28, 2023 and Monday, April 31, 2023.

*Please note current students will be on campus during Alumni Reunion Weekend therefore some parking lots may have limited available parking.

  • We will have golf carts available should you need assistance getting from the parking lot to your events.
  • Download and print a Campus Map

Options for off campus travel

Springfield offers a variety of transportation options should you not want to drive while in town.

  • Springfield Yellow Cab Company; 417-862-5511
  • Springfield Royal Taxi; 417-733-3701
  • For large groups; Fisk Transportation; 417-862-2900 (reservations must be made in advance)
  • CU Transit Services click the “plan your trip” button and map your exact route!
  • Some hotels may offer shuttle service to and from campus


Please let us know about any specific special needs by emailing or calling 417-873-7258. We will work to accommodate your needs and will need to know about your circumstances at least one week prior to the weekend.


How do I make a gift in honor of my Reunion class?

If you would like to commemorate your milestone Reunion, you can make a gift of any amount to support any area of campus before our fiscal year ends on May 31, 2023. Simply add a donation to your Reunion registration or give directly online today! All gifts and pledges will be counted in the Reunion Class Gift totals and will make a difference for today’s Drury students!

How can I stay connected to Drury after Reunion?

There are many ways to stay connected to Drury and your classmates after Reunion!

  • Update Your Contact Information with the university to ensure you receive monthly Alumni Newsletters and other event communication!
  • Serve on the Drury University Alumni Council; the leadership board and governing body of the Alumni Association.
  • Become a part of a large network of alumni speakers who return to campus as industry experts, delivering industry specific classroom presentations and lectures. For details email