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Transfer Orientation Schedule

There will be two parts to Transfer Orientation. Part one will be virtual on Friday, August 19 and part two will be on campus on Friday, August 26. 

Virtual Orientation Schedule - Friday, August 19

9:00am – Welcome

9:05am - Peer Mentor Meet-ups

  • Students meet your Peer Mentor who will work closely with you throughout the session to answer your questions about what it’s really like to be a Drake student. You will also have an opportunity to connect with other new Drake students!

9:30am - Drake ITS and Student Services Center

  • Learn how to access and use all of Drake’s information highways and why they are so important to you. In this session, you will also learn the basic functions of the Student Services Center, such as Drake Card functions, Bulldog Bucks management, and Parking Pass purchases.

10:00am - Drake online resources overview

  • Peer Mentors will lead this session on all of Drake's online resources that will be key to your success as a new Bulldog. 

10:30am - College/School Meetings

  • An important piece of college is what happens in the classroom. This is your opportunity to find out what you can expect from your college/school and ask any questions you may have.

On Campus Orientation Schedule - Friday, August 26

9:30am - Check-in and breakfast

10:00am - Welcome Session

10:30am - Breakout Sessions - students can select two of the five sessions below:

  • Head Start (ONLY PRESENTED ONCE AT 10:30AM) - In this session, students will learn about Drake University Head Start, comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age five and their families - the services we have to offer, followed by volunteer and employment opportunities. Specifically, we will cover how to apply for our program, what our service area looks like, and what a day in our classrooms would look like.
  • Drake FSL 101 (ONLY PRESENTED ONCE AT 11:00AM) Come and learn more about Drake Fraternity and Sorority Life! You’ll hear some general information about the community, how to join, and have the ability to ask questions.

  • Recreational Services – Recreational Services provide numerous opportunities for you to stay active and building healthy relationships while on campus or attending virtually.  We offer a variety of programs and facilities and will take this time to discuss intramurals, wellness, group fitness, and recreation facilities. 

  • Student Accounts and Financial Aid – Next Steps - Learn about the student billing and payment process, how students approve parents to view their student accounts and arrange payment plans, and how scholarships, grants, loans, and work study are finalized and paid to student accounts.

  • How to be a True Blue Bulldog - Learn about the services and resources the Professional and Career Development Services office has to offer. In this session, you will also be introduced to the True Blue Skills you will gain throughout your time as a Drake student.

11:30am - Campus Tours

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