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Student Services Center provides assistance on a number of campus programs, but most importantly oversees the use of the Drake ID system.  Door access, Meal Plans, and Bulldog Bucks are all utilized through the your Drake ID.  Basic information about each of these functions are listed below, or explained further in the individual content sections on the left. 

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the services handled by this office, do not hesitate to contact us.

SSC Basic Services

Drake ID: Print and pick up a Drake Card, or address issues with your card or door access.  Photos are submitted online, and you are encouraged to download a Mobile Drake ID to your phone or smartwatch.

Bulldog Bucks: Students, Faculty, and Staff can add funds to their Bulldog Bucks account online or in the SSC.  Bulldog Bucks funds can be used on campus for food, printing, or Drake Bookstore purchases, and off campus at participating businesses.  Contact Student Services with any questions or problems you have with Bulldog Bucks.

Parking: You can purchase parking permits in the myDrake portal and pay campus parking tickets at the Student Services Center.  Don't want to take a car to campus?  No problem!  There are lots of other great ways to get around the area including the Drake Bike Library, the Des Moines B-CyclesDART Bus transportation (free with your Drake ID), or the evening Drake Safe-Ride Buses. 

Student Payroll/Accounting Checks: Pick up your first student payroll or accounting reimbursement check.  Payday for the previous month is the 12th, and checks will be available in the Student Services Center to pick up at your convenience.

Key Distribution/Door Access: If a key has been requested for you and is ready for pickup, you will be emailed by SSC staff, and your key can be picked up at the Student Services Center. Key fines can also be paid.  You may also stop in or email if you need additional door access or door access troubleshooting.

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