New Student Program

Positioning Yourself for Success at Drake University

Spring 2014 New Student Program
Sunday, January 26th
12:00pm- 4:00pm

Arrival at Drake:

For International Students: Please plan to arrive in Des Moines between on or before January 22nd. For more information on your arrival process, visit the International Center webpage.

For other students living on campus: You may move into your residence hall beginning January 25th at 12:00pm. Room and roommate assignments will be sent to your Drake email after January 3rd. For information on residence halls, including important dates and items to bring, visit the Residence Life webpage.

Meals: Student meal plans will begin on Saturday, January 25th. Hubbell Dining Hall will be open for lunch and dinner on January 25th.

Event Schedule

Time                                Event                                                           Location


Sunday, January 26th


12:00-12:30p         Check-in                        Second Floor Lobby, Olmsted Center


12:30-1:15p            Welcome Luncheon           Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center

                                                      New students will be welcomed by current students, staff

                                                      and administrators and have an opportunity to meet and converse

                                                      during lunch.


1:30-2:30p                College/School Meetings                     Various Locations


                                             Reality and Strategy Meeting                                                                                                                                           

                                                    Students meet with academic representatives in their college or school to increase knowledge on academic policies and procedures, partner with faculty, staff, and peers, and discuss professional and personal goals.                         


                                             Navigating Your New Environment: Online Resources

Each student will access and navigate online resources with the guidance of a Peer Mentor. Students will view blueView, student account tab; Blackboard; Career Blueprint, Information Technology; and other key online resources.

 2:45- 3:45p               Interactive Panel Session                               Sussman Theater

This interactive discussion will allow students ask questions to a panel of diverse staff and current students to gain more information.


3:45                              Student ID Photos/ Campus Tour                    Olmsted Center

                                            Students will be assisted in taking their student ID photo then will depart for a campus tour led by Peer Mentors.

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