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. ISSS will email you at your personal e-mail address at first, but we will switch to using only your Drake e-mail address after a certain point (we will alert you before this happens).
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-mail newsletters, called the Bulldog Buzz, to all international students, which will include immigration regulation updates and reminders, important dates, and upcoming events. 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.