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Move-in Day

Move in dates are scheduled for August 23rd and 24th, 2021. Sign up for move-in times slots will be available later this summer.

Preparations are underway for your arrival! Welcome Weekend activities begin on Wednesday, August 25 for all on-campus and commuter students. Parents/guardians should be prepared to return home after getting your students settled. 

Students can move into the residence halls on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 between 8am and 5pm. Please note that meal plans begin on August 23. Commuter students should plan to attend a short meeting on Wednesday, August 24 from 7-8pm in Olmsted Center. Visit for a message from Marina Verlengia, Director of New student Programs, and a full schedule of Welcome Weekend activities. 

Very shortly, you will be contacted by your Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant (PMAC). Your PMAC can answer questions you may have about Welcome Weekend and your first semester at Drake. 

If you have any questions regarding Move-in Day or Welcome Weekend, please email: or call 515-271-2835. We are excited about your student’s arrival and can't wait to welcome you and your student as members of the Drake community.

Marina Verlengia, Director of New Student Programs                                
Melissa Sturm-Smith, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Student Success

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