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All first-year residence halls feature:
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable and wireless Internet
  • Common areas for studying or hanging out with friends
  • Kitchens for baking cookies or making home cooked meals
  • Laundry rooms, equipped with eSuds. Log on to the web to find open washers and dryers in your building or receive an e-mail when your clothes are ready.

First Year Housing

The Quads


Four residence halls—Stalnaker, Crawford, Carpenter and Herriott—make up The Quads. These are located close to Hubbell Dining Hall and Quad Creek Café as well as Olmsted Center, the student union. As a first-year student, you’ll likely live with one roommate in a large double room, though there are some single and triple rooms also available. You can request to room with a friend, or we’ll help you find a roommate that is specifically compatible with your personality and lifestyle. The Quads have been updated with wood furniture, carpet, air-conditioning, and the bathrooms have private showers and plenty of space to get ready in the morning.

In a double room, you’ll get:

  • Two single, extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Two dressers
  • Two large wardrobes
  • White board outside the door



Situated at the center of campus, Morehouse is conveniently located near the library and other academic buildings. The historic Morehouse Hall is one of Drake’s original residence halls, but it has been updated so the interior boasts modern amenities. In Morehouse, you’ll live on a floor for first-year students but be able to mingle with upperclass Drake students who also call the residence hall home. Though the majority of Morehouse is made up of double rooms, it does have some single and triple rooms. Each floor has large, shared bathrooms with private showers.

Each double room comes with:

  • Two single, extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Two sets of footlocker drawers
  • Two wardrobes or closets

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Apply for Admission: Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms

October 5 - Athletic Training Day

October 7 - Campus Preview Day

October 7 - Transfer Preview Day

October 17 - Campus Preview Half Day

October 18 - Campus Preview Half Day

November 2 - Politics Day

November 8 - STEM and Health Professions Day

November 8 - Music Audition Day

November 11 - Campus Preview Day

November 11 - Transfer Preview Day