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Fall Arrival Information

Congratulations on your admission to Drake University! Please plan to arrive in Des Moines between August 16-17 to attend orientation on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18-19 for the Fall semester 2020.

Next steps:

  1. Submit an Arrival Form so we know when to expect you. (Please send information by August 1.)
  2. Click here to learn more about what you should expect and prepare for when arriving in Des Moines.
  3. Prepare for your time at Drake by reading the following information:

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Hossain-Morehead (, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, or Stephanie Dana Ely ( or call our office number at 515-271-2084.