Transfer Student Letter

Welcome to Drake University!

We are excited that you will join us as a member of the Drake Community, and preparations for your arrival are under way! It is our pleasure to invite you to attend and engage in the Fall 2014 New Student Program beginning August 21st.

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.  This Fall 2014 New Student Program is designed specifically for New Transfer Students. In this program you will:

  •   increase knowledge of academic policies and procedures
  •   learn about resources and services that will enhance your day-to-day experiences
  •   begin to partner with faculty and staff to achieve your personal and academic goals
  •   build meaningful relationships with other new students!

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 21st, starting at 4:30 PM


Friday, August 22nd, from 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Meal ticket provided for students living off campus. 

We ask that you RSVP for this event so that we can plan accordingly!  Information about RSVPing will be avilable in July. 

Your experience during this program 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 Friday, August 8th 2014, please email Latasha Stiger at

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: 


  •  For questions regarding the Fall 2014 New Student Program contact Latasha Stiger ( or 515-271-4078)
  • For questions regarding student academic life, campus life and/ or social life, contact aPeer Mentor(

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 21st! 


Take care and enjoy the remainder of your summer.