This site is designed to act as a resource for the duration of your student's time at Drake University. Keep this link as a handy reference and use it often.
At Drake, we welcome and encourage parents to get involved in their students' education and invite you to make the most of your automatic membership in the Drake University Parents Association.
Parents Association Board members and University staff are ready and willing to answer your questions and listen to your ideas about your student’s education. As we look forward to your student joining us on campus, we also look forward to you joining our extended campus community. Welcome!
The Drake University Parents Association provides a variety of special events for parents, such as the Parents and Family Weekend, the President's Assembly and other activities designed to introduce you to the Drake faculty and administration.
If you are interested in participating in the Drake University Parents Association Board, please e-mail Melissa Sturm-Smith, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Student Success.
As a Drake parent, you will have a variety of channels available to you to both hear from Drake and to interact with Drake staff and other parents. These channels include:
OnPaintedStreet – Student led Instagram account
This account was originally created with the audience of alumni and prospective students in mind. Both said they wanted to see what the student of today looks like. This student-led account gives a genuine look at the Drake experience and has morphed into something all audiences enjoy.
Drake Student Central Facebook page
Five student services offices contribute to this Facebook page that shares announcements relevant to current students.
Drake Student Activities Board
See what events are happening on campus.
Drake Student Senate
Drake University Social Media Directory
Every college and school is on social media, along with many other offices and departments. Take a look at the social media directory to see which accounts you should follow to stay connected with Drake.
blueView – Drake's online campus portal – is a password-protected web site with a tab designed for parents of Drake students.
Note: ID's for parents of fall 2015 first year students will be created and distributed during summer orientation in June. Please wait until then to receive your Drake ID and password.
PASSWORDS HAVE EXPIRED: blueView passwords expired in early September. If you had an ID and password that worked last year but no longer works, you'll need to get your password reset. To reset your password, please call the Drake Support Center at 515-271-3001 or 1-800-44DRAKE, ext 3001.