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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 & Senior Visit Options

Your Drake Day - Individual Visit

Your Drake Day is a tailored, individual visit designed to help you and your family see if Drake is is the right fit and make your college decision. Your visit will include a meeting with an admission counselor and campus tour with a current student. As an admitted student, we encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities on campus such as meeting with a faculty member, attend a class in a specific academic area, lunch on campus, or meet with a financial aid staff member. Please request the additional aspects that will help you learn about areas of Drake you are most interested in the "Additional Appointments" section. These appointments requie at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Coach Appointments: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments 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. 

Admitted Student Day (March 2, March 30, April 6)

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. Admitted Student Days are available on:

Music Audition Days (February 2 & 16)

To be admitted to the Department of Music, and to be considered for scholarship awards as a Music major, minor, or non-major participant, prospective students must audition for Drake Music faculty. Music classes and Drake faculty interaction, lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and campus tours are offered on this day as well. Spring audition days are offered on:

Please find further information regarding audition requirements here.

Project Teach: School of Education Preview Day (February 12)

Project Teach: School of Education Preview Day is a full-day visit program on Monday, February 12, designed for students and their families to experience, first-hand, the benefits of an education degree at Drake. The visit will include interaction with faculty and current students during two education classes, meeting with the Dean of the School of Education, touring the new School of Education, Collier-Scripps Hall, lunch on campus, an overview of your "next steps," and an optional campus tour with a current student.

Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day (February 22)

Explore Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) on Thursday, February 22! This is a visit day designed for students who plan to pursue a career in a health care profession. Whether you are already admitted to a CPHS program, or still exploring your options, join us in a full day of engaging activities that will allow you to see yourself as a student at Drake!

 

Transfer Student Visit Options

Your Drake Day - Individual Visit

Your Drake Day is a tailored, individual visit including a campus tour and a meeting with an admission counselor. Transfer students may also personalize their campus visit by requesting special appointments with professors in any academic department when classes are in session or staff members in other areas of interest. These appointments require at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed.

In addition, prospective transfers may request an on-site admission appointment with an admission counselor. For further instruction regarding on-site admission requirements, please visit On-Site Transfer Admission.

Coach Appointments: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments 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. 

Admitted Student Day (March 2, March 30, April 6)

This full-day program is designed with the transfer student in mind and features a conference-type format with several concurrent sessions for each hour. Sessions include academic meetings with faculty, discussion of transfer credit/degree plan with an academic advisor, 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. Admitted Student Days are available on:

Project Teach: School of Education Preview Day (February 12)

Project Teach: School of Education Preview Day is a full-day visit program on Monday, February 12, designed so you may experience, first-hand, the benefits of transferring to Drake to earn an education degree. The visit will include interaction with faculty and current students during two education classes, meeting with the Dean of the School of Education, touring the new School of Education, Collier-Scripps Hall, lunch on campus, an overview of your "next steps," and an optional campus tour with a current student.

Pharmacy & Health Sciences Day (February 22)

Explore Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) on Thursday, February 22! This is a visit day designed for students who plan to pursue a career in a health care profession. Whether you are already admitted to a CPHS program, or still exploring your options, join us in a full day of engaging activities that will allow you to see yourself as a student at Drake!

 

Sophomore & Junior Visit Options

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: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments 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/Junior Preview Day (April 16)

This in-depth program is designed to introduce prospective students and their families to the features, benefits and academic programs offered at Drake University. The program will offer academic meetings with faculty; student, parent and alumni panels; campus tours; an information fair; admission, financial aid and scholarship information, and lunch with the Drake community. Sophomore/Junior Preview Day is available on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Sophomore/Junior Sneak Peek (February, March & April)

This two-hour program includes an overview about the features and benefits of a Drake University education, the admission, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and a campus tour with a Drake student. Sophomore/Junior Sneak Peeks are available on:

  • February 19
  • March 19
  • March 22
  • March 23
  • March 26
  • March 29
  • March 30
  • April 6

 

 

Confirmation information will be displayed after your visit is scheduled.

For questions about your campus visit, please contact campusvisit@drake.edu or 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2089

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

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

March 1, 2018 - Regular Decision Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 enrollment

May 1, 2018 National Candidates Reply Date to enroll for Fall 2018

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