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Bulldog Book

When you enroll at Drake, you become an integral part of the University’s rich history and traditions. The Bulldog Book is a printed compilation of more than 40 of these traditions that make up everything it means to be a Drake University Bulldog.

Whether it’s an everyday event like attending a fine arts show, cheering at a soccer game, or joining an intramural team—or a special tradition like Street Painting or smooching your crush at the Kissing Rock—The Bulldog Book helps you identify these Drake traditions and track your progress in completing them.

Drake’s Student Alumni Association will provide you a copy of The Bulldog Book as soon as you arrive on campus as a first-year student—your challenge is to complete all 40 Drake traditions by the time you graduate.

And just to keep you going, we will reward you for your enthusiasm and participation in The Bulldog Book challenge. At the completion of 10, 20, and 30 traditions you’ll receive Drake memorabilia and keepsakes.

Your time at Drake is guaranteed to be special, because you’re entering into a Bulldog family that appreciates every one of its members and honors its legacy. And with any luck, your class will make its mark on Drake history by introducing another tradition that will be carried on by students, alumni, and visitors a hundred years from now.

Admission Calendar and Events


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