Get acquainted with Drake.
Whether you choose to start your life as a Bulldog in fall or spring, we offer flexible registration and orientation options to help you select classes, meet faculty and students, find your way around campus, and learn more about the Drake experience.
Most transfer students who start in the fall semester choose the individual registration/new student orientation option. You'll register for classes on an individual basis beginning in April and sign up to attend a new student program specifically for transfer students held during Welcome Weekend immediately prior to the start of the semester. You'll have the opportunity to meet new and current students, interact with professors, and learn more about the Drake experience.
Alternately, transfer students starting in the fall can choose the summer registration and orientation option. These sessions are held in June and include first-year students rather than being specific for transfer students.
For additional information on fall transfer orientation, visit the New Student Programs - Fall Transfer Orientation site.
If you plan to start in the spring semester, new student orientation is held in January. Register now for spring 2018 orientation now!
Contact the spring orientation team or your admission advisor for additional information about spring new student orientation.
Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake
Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019.
August 10 - Bulldog Days of Summer
August 22- First Year Student Move-In Day!
August 27- First day of fall classes!
September 22- Saturday Visit Day
October 1- 2019 FAFSA opens
October 8 - Campus Preview Day