Registration and Orientation Information for Spring 2021 New Students

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New Student Advising and Registration Information

If you are interested in attending day school at Drury University beginning in January 2021, you should first complete the admission process. Once you have been accepted to Drury and have paid the tuition and housing deposits ($100 towards tuition, and $200 towards housing if you plan to live on campus), you should contact your admission counselor to schedule an appointment with the Office of Academic Advising. Unsure of who to contact? Please call the Day School Admission Office at (417) 873-7205.

Orientation for New Transfer, Freshman, and International Students

Orientation is required for all new Drury University day school students. Information will be mailed to students beginning in mid-November. Please make sure your mailing address is up-to-date, and is not listed as the address at your current college or university. 

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New Student Orientation Schedule

Thursday, January 21 & Friday, January 22, 2021

Move-in for New Residential Students
Students can move-in starting Thursday, January 21 between 9am to 4 pm or  Friday, January 22 from 8 am to Noon.
Please note: food service will not begin until Friday, January 22.
Students can pick up their room keys from the Safety and Security Office in Findlay Student Center room 101

Noon – 12:15 p.m. Check-in
 – Freeman Hall
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Lunch
 – Hoblit Suite – Freeman Hall
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

COVID-19 Testing
Findlay Student Center – Ballroom
All students will be tested prior to the start of classes. Results should be in on January, 24

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Online Academic Resources for Students
– Springfield Hall Lab A/B
Learn how to register online, view your grades and class schedule, track your graduation status, drop and add classes, use Moodle, etc.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Student Services
– Hoblit Suite

Representatives from Student Affairs will present how their respective departments can help you have a successful college career and answer questions.

  • Jennifer Joslin – Compass Center
  • Chris Johns – Safety and Security
  • Ed Derr – Counseling and Disability Services
  • Chip Parker – Student Success


3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Students –  Meet with Orientation Leaders
– FSC 204

Parents – Afternoon Refreshments 
– Hoblit Suite

4:15 p.m.

Be sure to pick up your Drury swag gifts!

  • Last-minute questions answered
  • Financial Aid and Academic Advising
    Professionals from Financial Aid and Academic advising will be on hand to finish up any last minute business items, answer questions and help with schedule changes. 
     Bay Hall
  • Optional campus tours (full or partial)
  • Pick up your Drury student ID card and register for your parking sticker (make sure you bring your vehicle registration papers and valid photo ID for your student ID card!)
  • Visit the Drury Bookstore

The following offices will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on January 12 to meet with students and family members regarding last minute questions or concerns:

  • Admission Office, Bay Hall 103 – Check the status of your transcripts and transfer credits.
  • Bookstore, Findlay Student Center (lower level) – Purchase your books, classroom supplies, Drury clothing and much more.
  • Career Planning and Development, Bay Hall 148 – Receive career guidance, learn about available internships, full-time and part-time job listings, and much more.
  • Disability Services, Findlay Student Center 114 (lower level) – Meet with the director to turn in documentation and/or discuss appropriate classroom and/or residential accommodations.
  • Financial Aid, Bay Hall Upper Level  – Check the status of your financial aid, scholarships, and loans.
  • Housing Office, Findlay Student Center 120 (lower level) – Discuss housing options, meal plans and roommate assignments; submit housing contracts or housing exemption forms.
  • Human Resources, Burnham Hall 107 – Learn about and apply for available jobs on campus.
  • Safety and Security, Findlay Student Center 101 (lower level) – Pick up your Drury student ID card and residential or commuter parking permit (vehicle registration papers are required).
  • Student Financial Services, Burnham Hall 100 – Make a payment, set up a tuition payment plan, and check the status of your student account.
  • Technology Services, Olin Library 124 – Receive assistance with your Drury email account, MyDrury account and/or personal computer or laptop.