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Thank you for participating in the National Alumni Scholarship program. We look forward to your visit to Drake University!

NOTE: The National Alumni Scholarship Days on February 6 and February 20 are scheduled for qualified scholarship applicants only. Family members of these competitors are welcome to attend the visit sessions as well. Prospective students who are not competing on these dates may arrange a visit to Drake on other dates.

Below are some details to make planning your trip easier:

Planning Your Trip

Hotel Accomodations:

Traveling to Drake:

 What To Do in Des Moines?

While in town, plan to explore this vibrant capital city full of entertainment, dining, and cultural outlets. Some highlights are listed for each weekend on the Local Options sheets, but visit for a full listing of area options.

Program Details

School Spirit Night Dessert Reception:

You are invited to join us for a casual dessert reception the Friday evening before your scholarship program. Please see details in the "School Spirit Night" invitation‌.

Program Itinerary:

Your day at Drake will begin with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. See the full program itinerary here:

Class Options:

During your National Alumni Scholarship Day, two sessions are offered to introduce students to the academic experience at Drake. In addition to Academic Meetings, students and parents are encouraged to participate in a Class Option with a Drake faculty member at 10:30 and/or 11:30 during the day. Many interesting topics will be explored by Drake’s outstanding faculty.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-443-7253 x3181.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019

October 18 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 19 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 26 - Music Audition Day

November 9 - Health Professions Visit Day

November 9 - Music Audition Day

November 12 - Campus Preview Day