Message from Marina Verlengia,
Director, New Student Programs
Welcome Transfer Students and Adult Learners
Students who have previously transferred to Drake have indicated that the Spring Orientation Program is a great opportunity to become better acclimated to campus, learn about resources and meet those individuals who are committed to students’ success. Therefore, we have designed the 2017 Spring Orienation Program to include distinct opportunities to meet your particular needs. In this program you will:
The activities planned for you will be interactive and comprehensive, but compact. We highly encourage you to participate in the full program on the following dates:
Sunday, January 22nd, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We ask that you register for this event by January 13, 2017 Register Now
Your experiences will be enhanced by interactions with Peer Mentors (PMs). These current students will be available to work with you during this program as well as throughout the spring semester. Even though Peer Mentors represent their specific college or school, they also have a great deal of general knowledge about Drake. A Peer Mentor will begin communication with you via your Drake email very soon. If you do not hear from a Peer Mentor by Thursday, December 1, 2016, please email Kim Lammers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns prior to your arrival. Please use either of the following options to direct your questions:
We realize you may already have other obligations; however, becoming more knowledgeable about how things work at Drake before classes begin can be very significant in your successful transition to Drake. We hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity.
Remember to RSVP as soon as possible— we look forward to meeting you on January 22, 2017!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
12:00-12:30 pm Check-in Second Floor Lobby, Olmsted Center
12:30-1:00 pm Welcome Luncheon Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center
New students will be welcomed by current students, staff and administrators and have an opportunity to meet and converse during lunch.
1:00-1:45 pm Interactive Panel Sessions Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center
This interactive discussion will allow students to ask questions to a panel of diverse staff and current students to gain more information.
2:00-2:45 pm College/School Meetings Various Locations
Students meet with academic representatives in their college or school to increase knowledge on academic policies and procedues, partner with faculty, staff & peers and discuss professional & personal goals.
3:00-3:30 pm Navigating Your New Environment: Online Resources Various Locations
Each student will access and navigate online resources with the guidance of a Peer Mentor. Students will view blueView, student account tab; Blackboard; Career Blueprint, Information Technology; and other key online resources.
3:30 pm Student ID Photos/Campus Tour Lower Level, Carnegie Hall
Students will be assisted in taking their student ID photo then will depart for a campus tour led by Peer Mentors.