Prior to your arrival you may communicate with the International Center using any e-mail account you prefer. However, other offices such as Residence Life and your college's dean's office may only use your Drake e-mail address even before you arrive on campus. After you have registered for classes you can access your Drake e-mail account via the "e-mail" link on the top-right corner of screen in MyDrake. All Drake students/staff/faculty e-mail addresses are in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get into the habit of checking your Drake e-mail on a daily basis.
Once you have arrived, the International Center will send monthly e-mails to all international students including periodic immigration updates. These newsletters and all other communications will only be sent to your Drake e-mail account; other e-mail addresses will not be used.
If you have questions about student e-mail accounts or computing at Drake, please visit the Information Technology Services website.