General Resources

The following information may help identify available resources at Drake. These descriptions highlight the most frequently used areas on campus.

General Assistance

  • Libraries
    Cowles Library: Information center, reference, e-reserves, interlibrary loan, and instruction 271-2113
    Law Library: Legal Resources (Located in Opperman Hall) 271-3189
  • Computer Assistance Carnegie 271-3001
    PCs, Macs, and other technology questions (also referred to as the ‘Help Desk’)
  • Counseling Center Student Health Center 3116 Carpenter Ave. 271-3864
    Individual and group counseling, consultation, self-help library
  • Student Accounts 102 Old Main 271-2151
    Verify billing address, make payment arrangements, purchase parking permit
  • Student Disability Services Student Health Center 3116 Carpenter Ave. 271-1835
    Classroom accommodations and campus accessibility issues
  • Student Financial Planning Carnegie Hall 271-2905
    Loans, scholarships, grants, and other financial aid questions or concerns
  • Student Life Center Olmsted Center 271-3711
    Information regarding residence life, student activities, organizations, Greek life, and services such as fax, copies, ID pictures.
  • Student Records & Academic Information 105 Old Main 271-2025
    Official transcripts requested here.
  • University Book Store, Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave 274-3401
    Books, school supplies, and Drake items.

Colleges & Schools
Registration information, advisor questions, change of major, dropping and adding classes

School Location Contact Person Extension

  • Arts & Sciences; School of Fine Arts 272 Harmon Hall Dana Hobbs 271-3939
  • Business and Public Administration 208 Aliber Hall Karen Pomeroy 271-3142
  • Education 3206 University Avenue Aggie Jones 271-3769
  • Journalism & Mass Communication 118 Meredith Hall Carla McCrea 271-2838
  • Law 128 Cartwright Hall Lori Richman 271-4511
  • Pharmacy & Health Sciences 106 Cline Hall Sharyn O'Connor-Beener 271-3018


University Academic Resources


Resource Location Contact Person Extension

  • General Study Skills 107 Old Main Chrystal Stanley 271-3752
  • Accounting Lab 1 Aliber Hall Sara Walker 271-2973
  • Chem Lab LaRhee Henderson 271-2925
  • Computer Science 214 Howard Hall Michael Rieck 271-3795
  • Econ Lab 204 Meredith Hall William Boal 271-3129
  • History S.I. Matt Esposito 271-4121
  • Information Systems 4 Aliber Hall Suzanne Clayton 271-3811
  • Math Lab 201 Meredith Hall Geoff Tims 271-4022
  • Meteorology David Courard-Hauri 271-3812
  • Music Bill Dougherty 271-2834
  • Physics Larry Staunton 271-3033
  • Writing Workshop 227 Howard Hall/Library Jody Swilky 271-2729


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May 15, 2017
Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake's law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body.