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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

Admitted Student Days (March 1, March 29, & April 5)

This full-day program is designed for Drake's admitted students! The full-day agenda features a conference-type format with several concurrent sessions each hour for students and parents to attend.


Sessions include academic meetings with faculty, class options, residence and dining hall tours, information break-out sessions on a wide array of Drake programs and services, lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and much, much more.

The program will begin with check-in and continental breakfast at 7:30 am in Old Main, Levitt Hall and will conclude at 3:00 pm. Students and families who are in Des Moines the evening prior are welcome to check-in to the program early at a welcome reception in the Shiver's Courtside Club between 6 - 7:30 pm.

Business@Drake Day (Jan. 18)

This program is for seniors or transfer students with special interest in one of the academic programs in Drake's College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA).

Learn about CBPA majors, internship opportunities, and how we work hard to support you in your goals toward a successful business career. This special day will feature a city trek through downtown Des Moines and significant networking opportunities with business professional, faculty, alumni and current students. An informative parent session is also included where the latest information about the college and current placement trends will be shared.

This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

 

Create Your Future@Drake SJMC Day (Jan. 20)

This full-day special visit program is designed for admitted students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) and their parents. Sessions will include student and alumni panels, simulations, parent session with the Dean, lunch with faculty and students, campus and facilities tours and a “behind the scenes” tour of a ESPN live broadcast. The program begins at Meredith Hall at 10 am with Check-In 15 minutes prior and ends with the Men’s Basketball game in the Knapp Center at 3 pm. Students will be admitted to the MBB free of charge and family members will receive a discounted rate of $5 per ticket. A complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall for three individuals per visiting students will be included.

This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

 

Teacher Ed@Drake Day (Feb. 11)

The program begins at 8:30 am with check-in and offers the opportunity to interact with Education faculty and current students in an Education class and School of Education Overview, tour the new School of Education facility, Collier-Scripps, and have lunch on campus. In addition, a session on “next steps” and an optional campus tour with a current student at the end of the day are offered. Contact Dr. Michael Couvillon at michael.couvillon@drake.edu with any questions.
 
This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

 

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.

Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day (Feb. 21)

High school seniors and transfer students, and their families, are invited to participate in our annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day. This professional conference is designed for current Drake students to learn about national trends in health care and current issues facing health care providers. Students will also enhance their knowledge and skills as future health care professionals through professional development and networking opportunities. In addition to experiencing the professional conference, prospective students and their families will participate in additional programming, including academic breakout sessions, a Q&A panel with current students and alumni, lunch on campus, an optional campus tour and more! We hope you will join us for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day!

This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

Music Audition Day (Feb. 1)

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

Business@Drake Day (Jan. 18)

This program is for seniors or transfer students with special interest in one of the academic programs in Drake's College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA).

Learn about CBPA majors, internship opportunities, and how we work hard to support you in your goals toward a successful business career. This special day will feature a city trek through downtown Des Moines and significant networking opportunities with business professional, faculty, alumni and current students. An informative parent session is also included where the latest information about the college and current placement trends will be shared.

This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission

 

Create Your Future@Drake SJMC Day (Jan. 20)

This full-day special visit program is designed for admitted students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) and their parents. Sessions will include student and alumni panels, simulations, parent session with the Dean, lunch with faculty and students, campus and facilities tours and a “behind the scenes” tour of a ESPN live broadcast. The program begins at Meredith Hall at 10 am with Check-In 15 minutes prior and ends with the Men’s Basketball game in the Knapp Center at 3 pm. Students will be admitted to the MBB free of charge and family members will receive a discounted rate of $5 per ticket. A complimentary lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall for three individuals per visiting students will be included.

 This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

 

Teacher Ed@Drake Day (Feb. 11)

This full day special visit program is designed for High School seniors and Transfer students who are interested in learning more about Drake's School of Education. Families are welcome to attend as well.

The program begins at 8:30 am with check-in and offers the opportunity to interact with Education faculty and current students in an Education class and School of Education Overview, tour the new School of Education facility, Collier-Scripps, and have lunch on campus. In addition, a session on “next steps” and an optional campus tour with a current student at the end of the day are offered. Contact Dr. Michael Couvillon at michael.couvillon@drake.edu with any questions.
 
This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission

Admitted Student Days (March 1, March 29, & April 5)

This full-day program is designed for Drake's admitted students! The full-day agenda features a conference-type format with several concurrent sessions each hour for students and parents to attend.


Sessions include academic meetings with faculty, class options, residence and dining hall tours, information break-out sessions on a wide array of Drake programs and services, lunch in Hubbell Dining Hall and much, much more.

The program will begin with check-in and continental breakfast at 7:30 am in Old Main, Levitt Hall and will conclude at 3:00 pm. Students and families who are in Des Moines the evening prior are welcome to check-in to the program early at a welcome reception in the Shiver's Courtside Club between 6 - 7:30 pm.

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.

Music Audition Day (Feb. 1)

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

Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day (Feb. 21)

High school seniors and transfer students, and their families, are invited to participate in our annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day. This professional conference is designed for current Drake students to learn about national trends in health care and current issues facing health care providers. Students will also enhance their knowledge and skills as future health care professionals through professional development and networking opportunities. In addition to experiencing the professional conference, prospective students and their families will participate in additional programming, including academic breakout sessions, a Q&A panel with current students and alumni, lunch on campus, an optional campus tour and more! We hope you will join us for Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day!

This program is limited to Senior and Transfer students only, we welcome all other students to join us for an individual visit offered through the Office of Admission.

 

Sophomore & Junior Visit Options

Sophomore & Junior Preview Day (April 15)

The Sophomore & Junior Preview Day is a full-day program designed for prospective students and parents to learn more about life at Drake. This program includes a Welcome Session, campus tour, academic breakout sessions, an admission presentation, information fair, lunch with the Drake Community, and a Q&A with Drake staff and students.

Sneak Peek at Drake

The Sneak Peek at Drake is designed for sophomores and juniors starting their college search. This two-hour program includes an overview about the features and benefits of a Drake University education and the admission, financial aid and scholarship programs, a student panel and a campus tour with a Drake student.

Choose from either a morning or afternoon session.

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.

 

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.