Freshman First Day and New Student Orientation
Freshman First Day
Friday, June 21, 2019 is Freshman First Day. In late April, incoming freshmen will receive an invitation in the mail with the schedule of events. Throughout the day, students will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff, current administrators and current Drury students. Students will also meet their pre-assigned Fuse 101 professor and classmates for the first time. This is a great opportunity to meet your roommates and ask questions of staff members in the departments of housing, financial aid, financial services, admissions, Greek life, technology services and much more! All incoming freshmen need to RSVP whether or not they will be in attendance no later than Friday, June 14.
New Student Orientation
Move-in Day and the start of Orientation is Friday, August 16, 2019 and runs through Monday, August 19. New Student Orientation is required for all new freshmen, transfer and international students. The focus of orientation is to ensure new students have a smooth and successful transition to college life and life at Drury! Students will participate in important informational sessions as well as many fun social activities.
Freshman will attend Fuse 101 class and transfer students will attend Transitions class to get a jump start on meeting classmates and creating bonds with them and the professor.
Some of the events students will participate in are: O-Group competitions, bowling, off-campus community service projects, dinner in the home of a faculty member, student activities fair, active shooter training, a class wide picnic, and we end with our Panther Palooza 2019 event. This event marks the end of orientation and the start of a new academic year. All of our returning students join our new students for a party on Drury Lane and FSC Circle and we top it all off with a huge fireworks show!
Upperclassmen Orientation Leaders will be present during Freshman First Day and throughout the four days of orientation to assist new students by answering questions, providing guidance and informing students about what they can expect once classes begin on Monday, August 19 at 5 p.m.