Message from Melissa Sturm-Smith,
Associate Provost, Academic Excellence and Student Success
Welcome Transfer Students and Adult Learners
Students who have previously transferred to Drake have indicated that the New Student 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 Fall 2015 New Student 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:
Thursday, August 20th, starting at 4:30 PM
Friday, August 21st, from 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Meal tickets provided for students living off campus.
We ask that you register for this event by August 15, 2015. Click here to register.
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 fall 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 Monday, August 10th 2015, 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 during the week; 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 August 20th!
Take care and enjoy the remainder of your summer.