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 Spring 2016 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:
Sunday, January 24th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We ask that you register for this event by January 15, 2016. 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 spring 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, January 18, 2016, 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; 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 January 24, 2016!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
12:00-12:15 pm Check-in Second Floor Lobby, Olmsted Center
12:15-1:00 pm Welcome Luncheon Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center
New students will be welcomed by current students, staff and administrators and have an opportunity to meet and converse during lunch.
1:00-1:45 pm Interactive Panel Sessions Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center
This interactive discussion will allow students to ask questions to a panel of diverse staff and current students to gain more information.
2:00-2:30 pm Navigating Your New Environment: Online Resources Various Locations
Each student will access and navigate online resources with the guidance of a Peer Mentor. Students will view blueView, student account tab; Blackboard; Career Blueprint, Information Technology; and other key online resources.
2:30-3:15 pm College/School Meetings Various Locations
Students meet with academic representatives in their college or school to increase knowledge on academic policies and procedures, partner with faculty, staff, and peers, and discuss professional and personal goals.
3:30 pm Student ID Photos/Campus Tour Lower Level, Carnegie Hall
Students will be assisted in taking their student ID photo then will depart for a campus tour led by Peer Mentors.