New Student Program, Spring 2015

Positioning Yourself for Success at Drake University

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 12:00 -  4:00 p.m. 

Please register by Friday, January 16.

Arrival at Drake

  • For International Students:  Please plan to arrive in Des Moines on or before January 22, 2015. For more information on your arrival process, visit the International Center webpage.
  • For students living on campus:  You may move into your residence hall beginning January 24, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Room and roommate assignments will be sent to your Drake email after January 3, 2015.   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 24, 2015. Hubbell Dining Hall will be open for lunch and dinner on January 25, 2015.

Event Schedule

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


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

                         Students welcomed by current students, staff & administrators                                                                                         .

1:30-2:30 p.m.         College/School Meetings       CBPA Aliber 101 & 201

                                                                                   Ed Meredith 125 

                                                                                   A&S Meredith 232

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: 1) Student account tab, 2) Blackboard, 3) Career Blueprint, 4) Information Technology, 5) other key online resources.


 2:45- 3:45 p.m.     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                  Carnegie

Students will take their student ID photo then will depart for a campus tour led by Peer Mentors.


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