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Action Items:

  • Send final transcripts to the Office of Admission once grades are recorded
    • Transcripts must be sent directly from your previous school. They can be emailed to admission@drake.edu or mailed to:

      Drake University
      Attn: Office of Admission
      2507 University Ave
      Des Moines, IA 50311

  • Send AP, IB, or CLEP credits to Drake's Office of the Registrar
  • Review transfer credit information 
  • Start checking your Drake email
  • Change your password from the default password
    • If you haven’t changed your Drake password from the initial default password (your birthdate in MonDD#YYYY format, Example: Jan01#1997), please change your password by going to the Password Manager at https://password.drake.edu. You will also be able to set up recovery options in case you forget your password later.
    • Your initial password will only work to log into the Password manager site. All other Drake systems require an updated and more secure password for access.
  • Update Emergency Contact information by logging into my.drake.edu then selecting Self Service. Navigate to the Personal Information card and update relevant contacts under My Information.
  • Purchase books for fall semester. Learn what course materials are necessary by visiting the Book Store resources.
  • Submit your Medical History form
  • Submit COVID-19 vaccination information 
    • The University strongly encourages all members of the Drake community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. If you have questions about the vaccine, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination FAQ or email contacttracing@drake.edu. 
    • Once fully vaccinated, upload a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card through the University’s secure online form.  If you have already submitted information to the contact tracing team, you do not need to re-submit. 
  • Submit a photo for your Drake Student ID - email a .jpg photo to studentservices@drake.edu to assist with easy pickup when you get to campus! Please visit the Student Services page for more information. 
  • Learn about the rest of the student tech information you’ll need by going to www.drake.edu/its/students. There you’ll find information including how to connect to the campus wireless network, computer recommendations and discounts, campus printing details, and how to get your game system connected (including requesting a wired connection in your residence hall, if needed).
  • Beginning July 1, complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates and Alcohol EDU trainings. Find them on MyDrake under Learning Resources, then select Mandatory Student Training.

Optional Tasks:

  • Purchase parking pass
  • Deposit funds in your Bulldog Bucks account
  • For students who need accommodations: Complete the intake form to start the process for requesting accommodations through Student Disability Services.
  • For students who are interested in working on campus: Login to Handshake, Drake’s electronic job board and look for on-campus job opportunities.
  • For students who are interested in joining the Fraternity and Sorority life: Learn more about recruitment and how to get involved in fraternity and sorority life by visiting www.drakefsl.com.
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