Registration and Orientation Information for Spring 2023 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 2023, you should first complete the admission process. Once you have been accepted to Drury, paid the enrollment deposit an submitted either your housing contract or housing exemption form and academic advisor will contact you to discuss scheduling your classes. 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 emailed to students beginning in mid-November. Please make sure your email address is up to date.

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New Student Orientation Schedule

Sunday, January 15
8:00 a.m. – Noon

New Student Move-In 
Findlay Student Center (FSC), Security Office room 101
Students can move into campus housing between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Keys can be picked up from the Safety & Security Office located in the Findlay Student Center lower level room 101. 

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Lunch
Freeman Hall – Hoblit Suite
Students will hear from Dr. Tijuana Julian, Executive Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Jennifer Stewart, Director of New Student Programs. 

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Resources and Support for Students
Freeman Hall – Hoblit Suite
Students and guests will hear from Chip Parker, Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Phil Swope, PsyD, LP with Burrell Behavior Health, and Chris Johns, Director of Safety and Security. 

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Students—Scavenger Hunt Resource Tour
Students will learn about important resources on campus and where key offices are located. Lead by Orientation Staff 

Parents/Guests— How to best support your student Q&A
Findlay Student Center Room 204
Parents/Guests will hear from Chip Parker, Associate Dean of Students, Jennifer Joslin, Associate VP of Academic Affairs and Director of Compass Center and Leah Blakey, Associate Provost of Academic Quality

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Navigating Academics at Drury—Compass Center
Findlay Student Center Ballroom
Academic Advisors and staff with the Compass Center give important tips on how to achieve academic success at Drury. 

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Get Connected!
Freeman Hall—Hoblit Suite
Amanda Bollinger, Director of Student Involvement and Anna Stark, Director of Greek Life discuss the importance of getting connected and involved on campus and the many opportunities available for students. 

4:30 p.m.

Freeman Hall – Hoblit
Make sure to get your gifts!

5:00 p.m.

Students only— Enterprise Lanes
Enterprise Lanes
O-Leaders will take students for a fun night of bowling and dinner! 

  • 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, Bay Hall – 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.