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2022 Orientation Schedule

Summer Orientation 2022


12:30 - 1:30 PM: Orientation Check-in

  • After you get checked in for orientation, students will be directed to their residence hall for the night. Only students will be assigned a room for the night, guests and families should plan to stay at a nearby hotel. Linens, towels, and a thin blanket are provided for your stay in the residence hall. The following items are recommended: 
    • Extra blanket 
    • Alarm Clock 
    • Extra towel and toiletries 
    • Casual clothing and shoes 
    • Extra money for Drake apparel and snack (meals are provided) 
    • Sweater/Sweatshirt (temperatures in different buildings vary) 

1:45 PM: Welcome to the Bulldog Community!

2:05 PM - Student and Parent Sessions

  • Students get acquainted - Students meet your Orientation Leader 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!
  • Parents Only – Your New Role with Drake - Parents and Families please join us for this session created especially for you. We will talk about your student’s transition to Drake and how we work with parents as partners to support student success. 

3:00 PM: Drake Technology Session

  • This session will highlight information you need to know about living on campus covering things such as; what to bring and what not bring, basic policy and procedures, mail and packages, hall amenities, important dates and dining on campus.

3:45 - 5:55 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM (3:45- 4:10 PM and 4:20 – 4:45 PM)
    • Student Accounts & Financial Aid – Next Steps
    • Bulldogs at Work: Student Employment
    • Equity, inclusion, and access at Drake 
    • Fraternity & Sorority Life 
    • Food for Thought: Drake Dining and Student Services Center
    • Health and Safety at Drake
  • 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM (5:00 – 5:25 PM and 5:35 – 5:55 PM)               
    • Making Halls into Homes: Residence Life 
    • Professional & Career Development: It's not just for seniors 
    • Student Involvement
    • Recreation & Wellness
    • First Generation Student Experience
    • Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Care Professions

6:00 PM: Dinner in Hubbell Dining Hall 

6:40 PM: Students prep for day two

6:45 - 7:30 PM: Parent/Family Member Social                          

7:00 - 8:30 PM: Students – Life at Drake        

  • Join us for fun breakout sessions to discover everything we have to offer to make your Drake experience one-of-a-kind. We have something for everyone! It’s your Drake experience so come see the possibilities and get ready for an experience you won’t forget!                         

8:45 - 10:30 PM: Students – Music/Activities                 


8:00 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast in Hubbell Dining Hall                                    

8:30 - 9:30 AM: Campus Tours                                                                          

9:00 - 10:00 AM: College of Arts & Sciences Academic Program Overview          

9:30 - 10:00 AM: College of Business & Public Administration Academic Program Overview

10:00 - 11:00 AM: College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and School of Education Academic Program Overviews

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Farewell Reception/Services Fair          

12:00 PM: Student/Guest Check-out - Residence Halls close

*All sessions are for both students and guests unless specified that it is for Students Only*



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