What Is The Flight Program?

Flight facilitates first-year student success; to help you “take off” in your Drake experience.   You will become better acclimated to Drake University while also gaining knowledge of the resources available to you. The Flight program focuses on three areas of connection-

  • connection to fellow participants in Flight
  • connection to Drake offices, faculty, and staff
  • connection to the Des Moines community

The program explores the diversity of student experiences on Drake University’s campus, with emphasis on the experiences of students of color and on issues related to racial identity.

What does the Flight Program entail?
You will be provided a group leader “Co-Pilot”, an upper-division student who is selected and trained to be familiar with Drake’s resources while also serving as a mentor to you and your Flight class.

Some topics that will be covered and activities that you will assist you in your transition from High School to college include:

  • academic and student involvement opportunities,
  • connection to academic advising,
  • learning the financial aid system,
  • exploring the Des Moines area,
  • introductions to successful and prominent Des Moines community alumni and supporters

Ultimately, Flight creates a network of friends. The program is free and all meals will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to move in early.

A new component this year – every member of Flight will be enrolled in a First Year Seminar. A huge benefit of being enrolled in this FYS together will be to develop a long-term base of support by living and learning together your first semester at Drake with other Flight members.

When does the Flight Program begin?
Flight students will move to campus a few days early. Flight will take place the week of August 19th. Following the Flight program, you will join in with the Welcome Weekend activities.

When is the deadline? How do I sign-up?
You must sign-up by our deadline of May 31. Sign-up here

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March 23, 2018
Drake University’s Center for Professional Studies will host a pair of one-day seminars that teach business professionals to understand and interpret financial statements.