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International Student Orientation

Coming to a new school – and a new country – can be a challenge.

That’s why Drake University offers International Student Orientation programs prior to the Spring and Fall semesters to welcome you to Drake, to Des Moines, to Iowa, and to the United States

Fall Arrivals

If you plan to attend Drake in the Fall, visit our Fall Arrival Information page to learn more about Fall International Student Orientation and complete the Fall Arrival Form to let us know when you will arrive.

Spring Arrivals

If you plan to attend Drake in the Spring, visit our Spring Arrival Information page to learn more about Spring International Student Orientation and complete the Spring Arrival Form to let us know when you will arrive.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

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

September 22 - Saturday Visit Day

October 1 - 2019 FAFSA opens

October 6 - Athletic Training Visit Day

October 8 - Campus Preview Day

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 Preivew Day