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Campus Safety & Parking

Drake Campus Security is staffed by 20 full-time officers who patrol campus on foot, on bicycles, and in vehicles around the clock. The officers are also trained to assist you in case of medical emergencies.

Additional campus safety measures include:

• 46 security phones with direct lines to the Campus Security office located inside buildings and in heavily traveled outside locations across campus. You are immediately connected to Campus Security when you pick up the receiver.
• Several closed-circuit television cameras in key locations in academic buildings and primary student parking lots monitored by security staff.
• Front desk receptionists on duty in every Drake residence hall. All hall doors are locked at night, and the main doors are locked at 11 p.m. Every person wanting to enter any residence hall after 11 p.m. must present identification.
• DrakeDirect, a transportation service, is offered each evening and shuttles students to all campus locations as well as those in the immediate neighborhood. The service is free and available to all students.

If you are curious about crime statistics, go online to view Drake’s campus security crime statistics report or to search for security statistics for more than 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States through the U.S. Department of Education.


If you bring a car to campus, parking is available as long as you possess a valid parking pass. Passes are available for overnight parking, for daytime hours only, and for commuter lots, depending on your needs. Visit the campus parking website for complete information.