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Campus Visit

The single best way for you to figure out if Drake is the place for you is to visit campus. While you're here, you can tour buildings, common areas, and green spaces, and spend time with faculty and students. You can even have some Drake-style fun by enjoying on-campus events, as well as some of the recreation and dining options available in Des Moines.

Experiencing what Drake has to offer firsthand will help you get a feel for who we are, and your visit will allow us to get to know you and talk with you about how Drake can help you reach your goals.

To schedule a visit, choose one of the options listed below or contact your admission counselor to discuss what options would be the best fit for you.

 

Senior Visit Options

Your Drake Day (Individual Visit)

Your Drake Day can be scheduled on most weekdays. Your visit will include a meeting with an admission counselor and campus tour with a current student. In addition, you can tailor your itinerary with special appointments to help you and your family see if Drake is is the right fit and make your college decision. 

We encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities on campus such as meeting with a faculty member, attend a class in a specific academic area, lunch on campus, or meet with a financial aid staff member. Please request the additional aspects that will help you learn about areas of Drake you are most interested in the "Additional Appointments" section. These appointments require at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Coach Appointments: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments and encourages interested student athletes to contact coaches directly.

Please noteSame-day visit registrations cannot be processed online. To schedule a visit for TODAY, call the Office of Admission at (515) 271-2089. 

Fridays with Griff (Individual Visit)

Welcome to the most pawsome of campus visits! A typical individual visit includes a campus tour and an admission overview. In addition, on this day you will also be able to meet our live Bulldog mascot Griff and attend a Q&A session with our student Bulldogs.

Campus Preview Day (Oct. 8 & Nov. 12)

Campus Preview Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

The full-agenda includes a Drake Overview, student and parent Q&A panels, academic meetings with faculty, lunch with the Drake Community, student-led campus tours and an information fair.

Campus Preview Half-Day (Oct. 18 & 19)

Campus Preview Half Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

Choose from either a AM or PM program; the agenda includes Drake overview, student panel, academic meetings with faculty, and student-led campus tours.

Athletic Training Visit Day (Oct. 6)

This open house program is designed to introduce you to the new Masters of Athletic Training program at Drake.  You will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students through an Athletic Training class experience, a practitioner and current student panel, an admissions presentation, a tour of the Athletic Training facilities. 

You can choose to stay at 1pm for an optional campus tours and/or the Drake vs Butler football game. Prospective students who opt to attend the football game will receive a complimentary ticket to the football game and family members will receive a discount of $5 per ticket.

Health Professions Day (Nov. 9)

Health Professions Day is designed to introduce prospective students to programs at Drake University that will prepare them for careers in health care professions.  Specific academic programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will be included. Prospective students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students through academic breakout sessions, interactive labs in each field of study, an admissions presentation, a campus tour and optional complimentary lunch in the dining hall for up to three individuals per visitor. 

Saturday Visit Days (Sept. 22 & Nov. 3)

This special Saturday visit option includes a Drake University overview, a student panel, and campus tour. After the program, you can choose to stay for an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and/or an optional academic meeting.

  • September 22
  • November 3

 

Music Audition Day

This special day includes a music audition, an overview, a student panel, and an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall.

 

Transfer Student Visit Options

Your Drake Day (Individual Visit)

Your Drake Day can be planned on most weekdays. Your day will be a tailored, individual visit including a campus tour and a meeting with an admission counselor. Transfer students may also personalize their campus visit by requesting special appointments with professors in any academic department when classes are in session or staff members in other areas of interest. These appointments require at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed. In addition, prospective transfer students may request an on-site admission appointment with an admission counselor.

Coach Appointments: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments and encourages interested student athletes to contact coaches directly.

Please noteSame-day visit registrations cannot be processed online. To schedule a visit for TODAY, call the Office of Admission at (515) 271-2089. 

Fridays with Griff (Individual Visit)

Welcome to the most pawsome of campus visits! A typical individual visit includes a campus tour and an admission overview. In addition, on this day you will also be able to meet our live Bulldog mascot Griff and attend a Q&A session with our student Bulldogs.

Campus Preview Day (Oct. 8 & Nov. 12)

Campus Preview Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

The full-agenda includes a Drake Overview, student and parent Q&A panels, academic meetings with faculty, lunch with the Drake Community, student-led campus tours and an information fair. 

Campus Preview Half-Days (Oct. 18 &19)

Campus Preview Half Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

Choose from either a AM or PM program; the agenda includes a Drake overview, student Q&A panel, academic meetings with faculty, and a campus tour.

Health Professions Day (Nov. 9)

Health Professions Day is designed to introduce prospective students to programs at Drake University that will prepare them for careers in health care professions.  Specific academic programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will be included. Prospective students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students through academic breakout sessions, interactive labs in each field of study, an admissions presentation, a campus tour and optional complimentary lunch in the dining hall for up to three individuals per visitor. 

Athletic Training Visit Day (Oct. 6)

This open house program is designed to introduce you to the new Masters of Athletic Training program at Drake.  You will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students through an Athletic Training class experience, a practitioner and current student panel, an admissions presentation, a tour of the Athletic Training facilities. 

You can choose to stay at 1pm for an optional campus tours and/or the Drake vs Butler football game. Prospective students who opt to attend the football game will receive a complimentary ticket to the football game and family members will receive a discount of $5 per ticket.

Music Audition Day

This special day includes a music audition, an overview, a student panel, and an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall.

Saturday Visit Days (Sept. 22 & Nov. 3)

This special Saturday visit option includes a Drake University overview, a student panel, and campus tour. After the program, you can choose to stay for an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and/or an optional academic meeting.

  • September 22
  • November 3

 

 

Sophomore & Junior Visit Options

Individual Visit

Individual visits at Drake University are offered most weekdays. Your visit will include a campus tour and a meeting with an admission counselor. In addition, juniors, seniors, and transfer students can personalize their campus visit by requesting special appointments with professors in any academic department or staff members in other areas of interest. Special appointments require at least a week's notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Coach Appointments: Drake University competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Office of Admission does not schedule coach appointments and encourages interested student athletes to contact coaches directly.

Please noteSame-day visit registrations cannot be processed online. To schedule a visit for TODAY, call the Office of Admission at (515) 271-2089. 

Fridays with Griff (Individual Visit)

Welcome to the most pawsome of campus visits! A typical individual visit includes a campus tour and an admission overview. In addition, on this day you will also be able to meet our live Bulldog mascot Griff and attend a Q&A session with our student Bulldogs.

Campus Preview Day (Oct. 8 & Nov. 12)

Campus Preview Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

The full-agenda includes a Drake Overview, student and parent Q&A panels, academic meetings with faculty, lunch with the Drake Community, student-led campus tours and an information fair. 

Campus Preview Half-Days (Oct. 18 &19)

Campus Preview Half Days are designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake through interactions with Drake students, faculty and staff.

Choose from either a AM or PM program; the agenda includes a Drake overview, student panel, academic meetings with faculty, and a campus tour.

Saturday Visit Days (Sept. 22 & Nov. 3)

This special Saturday visit option includes a Drake University overview, a student panel, and campus tour. After the program, you can choose to stay for an optional complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and/or an optional academic meeting.

  • September 22
  • November 3

 

 

Confirmation information will be displayed after your visit is scheduled.

For questions about your campus visit, please contact campusvisit@drake.edu or 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2089

Graduate students who wish to schedule a campus visit should contact graduate@drake.edu, 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x3871 or 1-515-271-3871.

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