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Campus Visit

The single best way for you to figure out if Drake is the place for you is to visit campus. While you're here, you can tour buildings, common areas, and green spaces, and spend time with faculty and students. You can even have some Drake-style fun by enjoying on-campus events, as well as some of the recreation and dining options available in Des Moines.

Experiencing what Drake has to offer firsthand will help you get a feel for who we are, and your visit will allow us to get to know you and talk with you about how Drake can help you reach your goals.

To schedule a visit, choose one of the options listed below or contact your admission counselor to discuss what options would be the best fit for you.

Admitted Student Visit Options

Congratulations on your admission to Drake University! We offer multiple options for admitted students looking to visit Drake this April, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Individual Visit - Weekdays

An individual visit allows you to fully customize your visit to Drake. All individual visits include a campus tour and a meeting with an admission counselor. You can also request additional appointments, such as a meeting with a professor in your academic area of interest, lunch on campus with current students, or sitting in on a class on campus. Register for your individual campus visit here.

Seniors on Saturdays - April 22

If you're not able to visit Drake during the week, join us on a Saturday morning! You will be able to visit with an admission counselor, have a campus tour with a current Drake student and eat lunch in our dining hall. Space is limited. Register for your Saturday visit here.

Individual Visit

Individual visits to Drake University include a campus tour and a meeting with an admission counselor. Visitors can personalize their campus visit by requesting special appointments with professors in any academic department or staff members in other areas of interest.  These appointments are for juniors, seniors and transfer students, require at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Coach Appointments:  Due to University policy the Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments. Appointments with coaches are available based on NCAA guidelines and coaches travel schedules and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level and encourages interested student athletes to contact coaches directly.

Please noteSame-day visit registrations cannot be processed online. To schedule a visit for TODAY, call the Office of Admission at (515) 271-2089. 

Sophomore and Junior Saturday Visit (April 22)

This special day for sophomores and juniors includes a Drake University overview, a student panel, a campus tour and an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall.

Register for April 22

Iowa Private College Week (July 31-August 4)

The Iowa Private College Week program is offered twice daily. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to each program. 

Iowa Private College Week is a coordinated campus visit program with Iowa private colleges, offering an opportunity to visit Drake and other private schools, all on a set schedule. This Drake visit will be a summer, half-day program (a morning or afternoon session) that includes a campus tour, academic breakout session, an admission presentation, and the chance to speak with and ask questions of current Drake students. Lunch on campus is also available.

Register for an Iowa Private College Week session

Campus Preview Days (Fall 2017)

Campus Preview Days are full-day programs designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake. Campus Preview Days include a campus tour, academic breakout sessions, an admission presentation, information fair, lunch with the Drake Community, and a Q&A with Drake staff and students.

Fall 2017 dates will be available soon. Registration will open August 2017.

Campus Preview Half-Days (Fall 2017)

Campus Preview Half-Days are offered twice daily at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the program.

Campus Preview Half-Days are designed to give prospective students a sample of life at Drake. Visitors can choose either a morning or afternoon session and the itinerary will include a campus tour, an admission presentation, an academic breakout session with a faculty member, and an optional lunch in Drake's dining hall.

Fall 2017 dates will be available soon. Registration will open August 2017.

Sophomore and Junior Preview Days (Spring 2018)

This in-depth program is designed to introduce prospective students and parents to the features, benefits and academic programs offered at Drake University. The program will offer academic meetings with faculty in Drake's Colleges and Schools; student, parent and alumni panels; campus tours; an information fair; admission, financial aid and scholarship information and lunch with the Drake community.

Registration will be available in 2018.

Admitted Student Day (Spring 2018)

This full-day program is designed with the admitted student in mind and features a conference-type format with several concurrent sessions each hour for students and parents to attend. Sessions include academic meetings with faculty, class options, residence and dining hall tours, information break-out sessions on a wide array of Drake programs and services, lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and much, much more.

Registration will be available in 2018.

Sophomore/Junior Sneak Peek (Spring 2018)

This two-hour program includes an overview about the features and benefits of a Drake University education and the admission, financial aid and scholarship programs and a campus tour with a Drake student. 

Registration will be available in 2018.


Confirmation information will be displayed after your visit is scheduled.

For questions about your campus visit, please contact or 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2089

Graduate students who wish to schedule a campus visit should contact, 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x3871 or 1-515-271-3871.

Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Individual campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

May 1 - Enrollment deadline for entering First Year Students (direct from high school) starting in Fall 2017

July 31-August 4 - Visit during Iowa Private College Week

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