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Welcome to the Pack,

First-Generation Bulldogs!

We are so excited to have you join the Drake University Family. We want to celebrate your accomplishments, and offer you tools to help you succeed. 

What is First-Generation?

Drake University defines a first-generation college student as a college student whose parents/legal guardians have not received a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university.

Resources for First-Gen Students:

  • Mentors 
  • Special Programming and Events
  • First-Generation Student Day
  • And More!

For More Information, Contact:

Marina Verlengia

Director of New Student & Parent Programs
marina.verlengia@drake.edu 
(515) 271-4043

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