New Transfer Student Information

My name is Jennifer Stewart, and I am the Director of Orientation and New Student Programs. My main focus is to make sure all new students – freshmen, transfers and internationals – have a smooth transition into the Drury community. If you have any questions about the information below please contact me at or (417) 873-6919.

Advising and Registration

Students transferring to Drury in Fall 2023 can register for classes as early as April once accepted to the University and deposits are paid. Transfer students will meet with an advisor in person or by phone to discuss how transfer courses have been received and how they will apply to Drury’s degree requirements. Students will then register for the first semester following a discussion of all options.

New Transfer Students moving into Apartments:

DATE – Friday, August 18

TIME – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Transfer students will need to go to the Safety and Security Office located in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit.

New Student Orientation begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and runs through Monday, August 21. 

Early Move-ins:

If you have been pre-approved to move-in early due to being on an in-season athletic team, Orientation Leader, Greek member helping with move-in, or applied and approved for early move-in through the Housing Office,  you will need to go to the Security Office in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center – room 101 to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit. 

If you have been approved for early move-in, you will receive confirmation of your move-in date from the Housing Office.  You will not be allowed to move-in early if you have not received pre-approval.

Testing information

To find a no cost testing site near you please visit your local health department website or

New Student Orientation Schedule

Commuter Student Association

The purpose of the Commuter Student Association is to provide services and activities for Commuter Students at Drury University as well as serve as the voice for commuter students.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders will be present throughout New Student Orientation. They are available to assist new students by answering questions, providing guidance and providing information about what to expect once classes begin on Monday, August 22.

Student Activities Fair

This event is held during New Student Orientation. The purpose of the fair is to encourage students to sign up for campus organizations, clubs and groups early on, before classes begin. There are over 90 student organizations available for Drury students to choose from.

Office of New Student Programs

The first year of college often presents students with new challenges as they face the academic and personal transitions required of them. This office, located in Findlay Student Center 120, serves as a resource for students who would like to discuss and resolve any issues that are preventing them from succeeding at Drury. We can assist students with goal setting, time management, academic concerns, and personal issues. We are here to listen, offer advice, point out new alternatives, and understand the exciting times and difficulties that lie ahead.

If you have any questions about your transition to Drury University, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Stewart, Director of New Student Programs at or (417) 873-6919.