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Fall 2021 Freshman Orientation Schedule

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New Student Orientation Schedule 

Friday, August 20, 2021


8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Residence Halls Open for Move-In

Sunderland Hall—8 a.m. — 11 a.m.
Smith Hall—11:30 a.m.—2 :30 p.m.
Wallace Hall—3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Students and guest must provide either a copy of their COVID 19 vaccination card OR a negative COVID 19 test result taken within 72 hours of their arrival.

Please see the 2021 Move-in Information at: Fall 2021 Move-in Information.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch available for new students and families
Findlay Student Center (FSC) Commons
5:30 p.m. Commuter Student Check-in and Screening
FSC Ballroom – Parking Lot A or 4
Commuter students will need to bring a copy of their COVID vaccination card OR a negative test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Vaccination cards can be emailed to dos@drury.edu to speed up this process. We recommend bringing your card with you as well.
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. All Students Attend Orientation Group Meeting
See lanyard and individual schedules for locations 
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Group
FSC Commons
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Campus Safety Orientation – Presented by Campus Security and Springfield Police Dept. 
Clara Thompson Hall
4:15 – 5:45 Campus Safety Orientation – Presented by Campus Security and Springfield Police Dept. 
Clara Thompson Hall
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. O-Leader Talent Show
Clara Thompson Hall
9:30 – 10:15 p.m. Fusion Games
Sunderland Field
10:15 – 10:30 p.m. Residential Students meet with their Hall RAs
Res Halls


Saturday, August 21


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Available
FSC Commons
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Residential Students – Meet with Hall Directors

 

Smith – meet in the Commons
Sunderland – meet in the Ballroom
Wallace – meet in Hoblit Suite

10:00 – Noon Group Red – Active Shooter Interactive Drills and Training – Presented by Springfield Police and Campus Security
Locations will vary by group, O-Leaders will relay locationsGroup Grey – Academic Sessions
Please see your lanyard for location
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with O-Group
FSC Commons
11:00 – 1:00 Clean up & Lunch
FSC Commons
Students will have an opportunity to clean up and have lunch before the next required event
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Group Red – Academic Sessions
Please see your lanyard for locationGroup Grey – Active Shooter Interactive Drills and Training – Presented by Springfield Police and Campus Security
Locations will vary by group, O-Leaders will relay locations
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. O-Group Meetings
See lanyard and individual schedule for location
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Title IX and Reporting Sexual Assault/Harassment – MANDATORY
Clara Thompson Hall
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner with your O-Group
FSC Commons
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bowling and Free T-shirts sponsored by SGA
Enterprise Lanes / Sunshine Lanes – see individual schedules
10:00 – 11:30 p.m. Movie Night
Sunderland Field


Sunday, August 22


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Available
FSC Commons
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Ecumenical Worship Service (optional)
Stone Chapel
11:20 a.m. Meet up with O-Group
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Group Red – Student Activities Fair
Kellogg 
Greenspace

Group Grey – Lunch with O-Group
FSC Commons 
 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Group Red – Lunch with O-Group
FSC Commons 

Group Grey – Student Activities Fair
Kellogg Greenspace
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Athletics Meeting – All athletes must attend
O’Reilly Family Event Center
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Free time and optional activities around campus include:

  • Rides to Walmart – vans will leave promptly at 1:30 and return from Walmart at 2:30
  • Greek Life info session Q&A
  • Barber Fitness Center open for use
  • Corn Hole, and yard games on the lawn
  • Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Board Games in FSC Down Under
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Tennis Courts open
  • Commuter Student Social in FSC Down Under
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Pizza with Professors
Attend dinner with your academic department. Students will be sent a form to register for their dinner. 
7:20 p.m. Meet up with O-Leaders
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday FunDay – Prize Bingo
FSC Commons
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. New Student Carnival Sponsored by Greek Life
Kellogg Greenspace


Monday, August 23


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
FSC Commons
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Campus Resource Tour
O-Leaders will introduce students to important campus resources by taking a tour of campus and introducing them to the people they need to be familiar with
11:00 – Noon FUSE 101 Class
Class locations can be found on your class schedule and your lanyard
Noon – 1:00 Lunch with O-Group
Commons
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Campus Employment & Work Study Meeting – Required for all students using work study
Lay Hall Auditorium
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Honor Code Ceremony
Clara Thompson Hall
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic Available 
Greene County Health Department will be on campus administering COVID 19 vaccinations 
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner Available in the Commons through meal plan or cash/card at the door
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Panthers First Meeting –
FSC 204
This is for first generation students that are a part of the Panthers First Program
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Panther Palooza 2021
We end orientation and kick off the year with music, games, a photo booth tons of giveaways, Pineapple Whip, and of course FIREWORKS 
FSC Fountain Area and Drury Lane