Drake Card

The Drake campus will now have contactless card technology. Each student and employee will receive his or her Drake Card before or at the beginning of the 2014–2015 academic year. The Drake Card will 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.

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

Initial Card Distribution

Students can obtain their Drake Card from the following groups (going from top to bottom—if you are in multiple groups, your card should be distributed by the one closest to the top):

  • Fall sports teams—distributed at Athletics meeting
  • Residence halls—distributed at room check-in
  • Remaining sports teams—distributed at Athletics meeting
  • Law Students—distributed by Law School
  • Pharmacy students—distributed in Student Services Center
  • College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) graduate students—distributed by CBPA
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) graduate students—distributed by SJMC
  • Any remaining students will be able to pick up their cards at the Student Services Center in Carnegie.  

Building Open Hours

All buildings on campus have public access hours; you will not need your Drake Card to access buildings during these times. The open hours for campus buildings are listed here, as well as some of the other basic access rules, which are based on general access guidelines.

Report a card lost/stolen

During normal office hours contact the Student Services Center (x2000) immediately, after hours contact Public Safety (x2222).

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


University News
September 19, 2014
Thomas R. Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, will deliver the 30th Annual Luther W. Stalnaker Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.