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IT Basics

Your Drake ID: This nine-digit number is essential to logging into your computer, your email, and our portal, myDrake.

Your Password: You can change your password as often as you'd like, but every year you’ll receive an email from Information Technology Services (ITS) prompting you to change it using the Drake Password Manager to keep your information safe. Make sure you set up recovery options in case you ever forget it. This password guide will help you easily make the change.

*Make sure you know both your Drake ID and Password prior to orientation

myDrake: is the online destination for announcements, news, and events as well as tools to take care of student business at Drake. Through myDrake, you can check your email, view your class schedule and grades, register for classes, access your Blackboard courses, and make payments online. 

Email Accounts: All Drake students are issued email accounts, typically firstname.lastname@drake.edu. Email is accessible from within myDrake.

*Please note that your email address will reflect your submitted preferred name.

Computer Recommendations: View school-specific recommendations, computer discount information and suggested accessories.

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