Transfer Orientation

Orientation for new students will be held on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 in the Olmsted Center. Additional information regarding transfer orientation will be emailed to new students in July.  RSVP information will be available in July.

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
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
David Wright, Associate Dean
515-271-4527; fax 515-271-2798

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Jill Batten, Director of Student Programs
515-271-1803; 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 & parking stickers
  • 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.)
  • Student Life Center, Olmsted Center — Student ID (open 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. M-SA and 11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.)
University News
March 30, 2015
Imani Keith Henry, diversity trainer and organizational development consultant, will deliver a lecture on social justice at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Levitt Hall, Old Main.