Welcome Drake Parents!

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.

Drake Parents Association

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.

Keeping connected with Drake

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:

  • blue Magazine, Drake University's award-winning publication for alumni, parents, and friends
  • eblue, our monthly e-newsletter for alumni, parents, and friends of Drake
  • blueView, our password-protected community. Please see above for more information!
  • You can also view The Times-Delphic, Drake's student newspaper, by clicking here!

Social Media Pages:  

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


The Times-Delphic


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.

As a Drake parent, you can:

  • Expect that your student's education needs and adjustment to college life are Drake's first priority.
  • Help recruit other students (and parents) for Drake.
  • Contribute to the Parents Annual Fund, which provides important financial support to benefit students.
  • Receive Drake-related offers in the mail, such as GradMed short-term health insurance for new Drake graduates and diploma frames that display your student's degree.



blueView – Drake's online campus portal – is a password-protected web site with a tab designed for parents of Drake students.

  • Weekly campus news and event listings
  • Timely advice and information provided specifically for parents by Drake experts
  • Parent Board news and information

Get Access

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.

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University News
November 20, 2015
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