Transfer Orientation

Orientation for new students will be held on Friday, August 26th.  Additional information regarding transfer orientation and how to RSVP will be emailed to new students in July. 

Schedule for Transfer Student Orientation: Orientation Schedule

Meeting other transfer students and learning about the following areas will help with your successful transition to Drake.

  • Academic success and campus life at Drake
  • Technology at Drake
  • Library resources
  • Meeting your individual needs

Take Care of These Important Tasks

  • Get your Drake ID
  • Purchase your books
  • Buy a parking sticker

Health Form

Iowa law requires all college students to have a Health Form completed by a physician and returned to the University Health Center. Click here to complete your health form

Course Registration

Once you have decided to attend Drake University, you can register for classes. Please contact your college/school representative as soon as possible for registration for spring classes.

Depending on your needs and circumstances, your appointment may be in person or by telephone, fax or e-mail. You can call direct or use Drake’s toll-free number, 1-800-44-DRAKE, and ask for the representatives below.

College of Arts and Sciences and School of Fine Arts

Mary Beth Holtey, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
515-271-2801; fax 515-271-2558

Jenny Tran-Johnson, Assistant Dean, Student Support
515-271-3917; fax 515-271-2558

College of Business and Public Administration
Karen Pomeroy, Academic Support Specialist
515-271-3142; fax 515-271-4518

School of Education
Catherine Gillespie, Associate Dean
515-271-4602; fax 515-271-4140

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kelly Bruhn, Associate Dean
515-271-2124; fax 515-271-2798

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Jill Batten, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
515-271-1803; fax 515-271-4171

Katie Shields, Interim Coordinator of Student Programs
515-271-4171; fax 515-271-4171

In addition to registering for classes, your appointment will include the following:

  • Degree planning
  • How transfer credits apply to your Drake degree program
  • Academic advising
  • College/school-specific registration procedure
  • Overview of academic assistance/support services

The following offices will be open during regular hours — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some offices also will be open by appointment if you are unable to be on campus due to work and family obligations.

  • Student Accounts, Old Main — payments
  • Student Services Center, Carnegie Hall, Lower Level — parking stickers and Student ID
  • Student Financial Planning, Carnegie Hall (closed 12-1 p.m.)
  • Professional and Career Development Services, Old Main, Rm. 107 — On-Campus Employment (closed 12-1 p.m.)
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July 1, 2016
Pyramid Theatre Company has cast Drake alumnus Tom Ahart, superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, for a guest role in its upcoming production of "A Raisin in the Sun."