Drake Card

The Drake campus has contactless card technology. Door access is facilitated for any card access door through Drake Cards. In addition to door access, the Drake Card will also serve as your campus ID and can be used to:

The Student Services Center is the location where Drake Cards will be printed and picked up, and any issues with card access or use can be addressed. The Department of Public Safety can authorize temporary cards if the Student Services Center is closed. Please note that replacement cards are $25 and must be paid for at the time of replacement.

If you have any questions or concerns about card access or are having issues with your card, do not hesitate to contact us.


Building Open Hours

General building hours for the academic year are listed below.  Hours may change between terms or due to campus events.


  • 7:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (Saturday)


  • 6:00 am – 12:00 am (Monday – Sunday)

Cline/Fitch/Harvey Ingham:

  • 7:00 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)


  • 7:30 am – 7:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (Saturday)

Fine Arts (South Door):

  • 7:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 pm (Saturday)
  • 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sunday)


  • 7:30 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)


  • 7:30 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (Saturday)


  • 7:00 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (Saturday)
  • 7:30 am – 9:00 pm (Sunday)


  • Northeast door: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
  • Southwest door: 7:30 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Studio Arts:

  • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)


Residence Halls: Residence Halls are locked 24/7.

Cowles Library Building Hours

Olmsted Building Hours

Recreation Building Hours

Health Center Building Hours

DTS Support Center/Student Services Center Building Hours (Carnegie Hall)

General office hours for Administrative Buildings are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.


Report a card lost/stolen

During normal office hours contact the Student Services Center (x2000) immediately, after hours contact Public Safety (x2222).  During normal office hours, the Student Services Center can inactivate your card temporarily if lost.  Cards can also be inactivated through the eAccounts portal - reactivation must be done by the SSC.

Turn in any lost/found cards to the Student Services Center (lower level of Carnegie Hall). 


 Slide of how to use Drake Card


University News
April 24, 2015
Drake University will soon have a new live mascot. Erin Bell, owner of the late Porterhouse, has formally agreed to direct the live mascot program at Drake.