Projects and Events

Projects and programs that Drake University and the Drake Parent Advisory Council plan and support include the following. Enjoy!

Programs and Activities

Parents and Family Weekend will be held September 25-27, 2015 on campus, so please mark your calendars now! The Drake Parent Advisory Council traditionally hosts a continental breakfast and Presidents Assembly on Saturday morning of Parents Weekend, with other programs and festivities to fill the weekend. More information will be available late August 2015.

Student Recruitment Programs: Drake Parent Advisory Council members are actively involved in assisting with student recruitment by hosting and attending home receptions and serving on panel presentations.

Support of New Parents: Drake Parent Advisory Council members remember all too well the questions and worries they had when their students were freshmen. During the fall semester year, Parents Advisory Council members contact parents of first-year students to help answer questions, serve as a resource and inform them of various campus activities and encourage them to attend.

The Drake Fund: Each year, the Drake Parent Advisory Council encourages all Drake parents to contribute to The Drake Fund, which provides important support for all the aspects of Drake that most benefit students – from exceptional faculty and academic programs to scholarships and learning materials.

Drake Publications

Parents Handbook: This resource guide is designed to provide parents with helpful information. All of the information in the handbook is located on this website in the Living, Learning, Visiting and Contacting links at the top of the page.

"Blue" Magazine: Parents receive this informative and colorful Drake magazine, which is produced three times a year. It includes news about campus, students, faculty, and outstanding alumni, as well as information about upcoming events and new programs.


Bus Trips Home: These trips are a safe and affordable way to transport students home for holiday breaks. Buses are scheduled for the Chicago and Twin Cities areas, pending interest among students. Please click here for more information.

Short Term Health Insurance: The GradMed Short Term Medical Insurance Plan is immediate, affordable, short-term major medical insurance designed specifically for new graduates to protect them for a period of time after they graduate, until they can obtain more permanent health insurance from their new employers.

University News
November 20, 2015
The Comparison Project will host a community interfaith dialogue on death and dying on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Iles' Funeral Home, Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Ave.