American Republic Student Health Center, x3731, www.drake.edu/students/health
The American Republic Student Health Center provides outpatient services for students' illnesses, injuries and routine health care needs. The center is located on campus, and health professionals are available on site Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, and by phone.
If students require emergency treatment or specialized care beyond services provided by the Health Center, referrals to physicians, specialists and emergency departments near Drake are made as necessary.
Drake's Counseling Center is also conveniently located at the Student Health Center and offers group and individual counseling.
Sodexo Campus Dining Services, x3175, www.drake.edu/students/dining
Drake dining services provider, Sodexo, offers a variety of meal plans that let students budget how and when they spend their meal plans over the semester.
Bell Center, x3173, www.godrakebulldogs.com
Students also have many opportunities to exercise in exceptional facilities.
Student Disability Services, x3100 (voice), x2825 (TTY), www.drake.edu/sds/
Student Disability Services, located in Old Main, offers support and accommodation for students with disabilities, enabling them to participate in all Drake programs and activities. Students who need accommodations, accessible residence hall rooms and/or wheelchair-accessible classrooms should contact Disability Services as soon as possible.
Campus Security Services, x2222, www.drake.edu/security
While Drake is a very safe place, the University doesn't take any chances with students' welfare. Drake maintains a full security force 24 hours a day, operates a free and convenient shuttle service between campus and off-campus housing during the evenings and has emergency phones located around campus for students to use in case of an emergency.
Students are asked to keep doors locked, and overnight guests and visitors must be checked in by their Drake host at the student's residence hall front desk. Overnight visitors receive guest passes to use as identification for admission to the residence hall after 11 pm, when doors are locked.
Student Life Center, x3711, www.drake.edu/life/studentlife
The Student Activities Board offers a number of all-University events throughout the year, as do the residence halls and fraternity and sorority organizations. Students can join one or more of the 160-plus campus organizations at Drake and take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer in the community. Professional fraternities and other major-related organizations combine the academic and social worlds and let students learn more about various fields and professions.
Drake Arts, x2018, www.drake.edu/arts
Artistic expression abounds on Drake's campus, and most fine arts events are free to students.
Office of Alumni Relations, x2500, www.drake.edu/alumni
A number of Drake students head home to Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City and other areas, so students can often catch a ride with each other. A ride board is posted in Olmsted Center so students can find someone with whom to share the road.
The Office of Alumni Relations in collaboration with the Student Alumni Association will be offering chartered buses for students from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas fall, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. Call the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. For more information, please click here.
Whether you're five miles or 500 miles from Drake, you can still give your student the comforts of home.
Boesen the Florist
Irene's Flowers and Exotic Plants
Plaza Florist and Gifts
Cookies by Design
Now that you're a Drake parent, you'll want to look the part - as will your student. The D-shoppe and University Book Store offer a wide variety of college paraphernalia.
If you or your student needs money while on campus, Olmsted Center has an ATM machine.
Effective July 1, 2008, Iowa law prohibits smoking anywhere on the Drake campus. This includes all University buildings and outdoor areas, as well as parking lots and University-owned vehicles. Smoking will also be prohibited within personal vehicles parked on Drake property. The regulations can be viewed by clicking here. In addition, a map outlining the Drake University campus is available by click here.
Student Handbook, www.drake.edu/dos/handbook
All students may have cars on campus.
Drake University Parking Permit Structure for 2012-13
Commuter Day--$160 (annual)
Residence Hall/Overnight--$250 (annual)
Commuter Day--$100 (semester only)
Residence Hall/Overnight--$165 (semester only)