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Spring Arrival Information

Congratulations on your admission to Drake University! Please plan to arrive in Des Moines by January 22 to attend orientation on Thursday, January 23 for the spring semester 2020. Early move-in to the residence halls begins on January 23 at 10am for an extra fee. Please seek the link below titled For Undergraduate Students for details. 

Next steps:

  1. Submit an Arrival Form so we know when to expect you. (Please send information by January 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 Stephanie Dana Ely, International Student Advisor, Drake International at 515-271-2084 or email: