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Parking, Bulldog Bucks and more!

The Student Services Center is in the Olmsted Student Center – we primarily assist with ID Cards, Parking, Bulldog Bucks, and Student Employment Paperwork. We are open 8am – 6pm, M -Th, and 8am – 4:30pm on Fridays.

Bulldog Bucks
Now that your student is settled on campus, they may want to explore some off campus dining locations!  Loading Bulldog Bucks to their ID cards is a great way to give them access to funds that can be used in the Drake neighborhood or on GrubHub – students love to receive these “gift cards” to the Drake community! 

Bulldog Bucks are a little different than Dining Dollars – Dining Dollars are tied to their meal plan, and can only be used for ON CAMPUS dining. Bulldog Bucks are funds that can be used at the Drake Bookstore, the Drake Dining facilities (including our Starbucks), participating off campus merchants, in the GrubHub app, at Drake Postal Operations, or at campus printers. 

If you would like to add Bulldog Bucks to your student’s account, you can do so with a guest deposit. This is an optional account - funds can be added at any time in any amount, and funds are carried forward from year to year while your Bulldog is enrolled as an active student.

Parking Citations
If you’ve heard that your student has acquired a parking citation while they were on campus, those can be paid in our office.  Your student is welcome to stop by and pay with a debit/credit card, or we are happy to send them an invoice via email with our Clover payment processing system.  Please note that receiving multiple citations can result in holds on their account or towed vehicles.

We are happy to help with any other questions or concerns you have about our services!  Feel free to stop by, reach out via phone (515-271-2000), or email us ( if you need any assistance. 

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