For International Students: Please plan to arrive in Des Moines between August 19th and August 21st. For more information on your arrival process, visit the International Center webpage.
For other students living on campus: You may move into your residence hall beginning August 22nd at 8:00am. Roommate assignments will be available online beginning July 24th, 2012. For information on viewing visit the Residence Life webpage
Meals: Students should be prepared to purchase meals until their meal plan goes into effect Thursday, August 23, at 11:00 a.m. Hubbell Dining Hall will be open for lunch and dinner on Wednesday, Aug 22 and for breakfast on Thursday, Aug 23 on a cash payment basis until the meal plan goes into effect. Students without a meal plan will obtain a meal ticket for the duration of the New Student Program.
|Thursday, August 23, 2012|
|4:30-5:00p||Check-in||Second Floor Lobby, Olmsted Center|
|5:00-5:30p||Welcome Session||Conference Rooms 310-312, Olmsted Center|
Dr. Sentwali Bakari, Dean of Students
Melissa Sturm-Smith, Interim Vice Provost, Academic Excellence and Student Success
William Hatchet- New Student Academic Facilitator
Peer Mentor Introductions
|5:45-6:45p||Dinner with Peer Mentors||Quad Creek Café|
Meal tickets provided for students who live off campus.
To view Quad Creek Café sample menu items, visit www.drakeudining.com/locations.html
|7:00-8:00p||Changes, Challenges and Choices||Knapp Center|
Hear current Drake students share their inspirational stories of change and transformation.
Closing performance by the Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps. www.isiserettes.com
Getting to Know Your Peers Over Coffee
|Olmsted Coffee Shop|
|A voucher for a free coffee shop item will be provided as students gather and converse.|
|9:00p||Student Activities Board Event||Parents Hall,
Comedy Hypnotist, Chris Jones
|Friday, August 24, 2012|
|8:15-8:45a||Check-in||North Lobby, Meredith Hall|
|Juice and Muffins will be available|
|8:45-9:40a||Welcome Session||Meredith 106|
Dr. Dee Jones, Provost
Dr. Jennifer McCrickerd
Peer Mentor and New Student Introductions
|9:40-10:10a||Navigating Your New Environment: On Campus||Leave from
|Peer Mentors will guide students through finding important offices that provide student services on campus.|
|10:15-11:30a||College/School Meetings||Various Locations|
Reality and Strategy Meeting
Students meet with academic representatives in their respective College/School to increase knowledge on academic policies and procedures, partner with faculty, staff, and peers, and discuss professional and personal goals, responsible global citizenship, and meaningful personal lives.
Navigating Your New Environment: Online Resources Q-A
Each student will access and navigate online resources with the guidance of a Peer Mentor. Students will view blueView, Student Account; Blackboard; Career Blueprint, Information Technology; and other key online resources.
Lunch and Conversation with President and Mrs. Maxwell
A welcome and special remarks from President David Maxwell and First Lady, Mrs. Madeleine Maxwell will be followed by a buffet-style lunch.
-Representatives from other key offices and departments will also join for lunch and conversation. (Professional and Career Development Services; Financial Aid; Student Accounts; International Programs and Admission)
|The following activities are designed for all new students. We highly encourage you to participate; however, participation for transfer students and adult learners is optional. Please see your Peer Mentor for more information.|
Friday, August 24, 2012
|2:00-3:15p||PMAC Planned Events||Various Locations|
|Join in one (or several) activities that Peer Mentor/ Academic Consultants have planned throughout campus.|
|3:30-4:45p||Residence Hall Event||Various Locations|
|5:00-7:00p||Dinner||Hubbell Dining Hall|
|Students will use their meal plans. If you do not have a meal plan, please obtain a meal ticket from your peer mentor|
|7:00-8:00p||Open Recreation||Knapp Center|
|8:30p||Student Activities Board Event||Pomerantz Stage, Olmsted Center|
|Electronic Musician, Preston Pugmire
September 5th - Student Activities Fair
September 21st-23rd - Parents and Family Weekend