The Office of Admission is taking precautions to protect our students, faculty and staff, and prospective students from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have updated our visit programs to provide prospective students opportunities to explore Drake remotely through a Digital Drake Overview, Virtual Admitted Student Days, and our Virtual Tour. All on-campus group programs and individual visits through May have been canceled or moved online.
Ongoing updates from the University are available on the COVID-19 Response website.
The Virtual Drake Preview Program is designed to introduce high school juniors and sophomores to Drake's key features and benefits. The two hour interactive livestream program will include an overview of Drake University and your next steps in your college search. Participants will hear from Drake's President and admission staff, plus ask questions of a current Drake student panel. Bring your questions for our students and staff–we’ll be answering them live! At the conclusion of the program, meet Drake's live bulldog mascot, Griff!
Wondering when to start visiting colleges? Drake offers a lot of ways to experience Drake University. Choose one that best fits your needs and schedule and see why Drake is one of the best private colleges in the Midwest.
Note: Same-day visit registrations cannot be processed.
Want to take part in a preview of the life of a Drake Bulldog? Our virtual Drake Preview Programs feature messages from faculty, staff, and students. They also include a Drake overview, student-created campus tour videos, Q&A panels, opportunities to chat with faculty, and a Griff live stream.
Create a personalized digital visit that fits your schedule and interests! You’ll video chat with an admission counselor and see a student-created campus tour video. If you register more than seven days in advance, you can request a meeting with faculty members in your area of interest.
Interested in specific Drake University majors or fields of study? Consider a deeper dive into your area of interest. Please note that different academic-themed visit programs are held throughout the year.
Drake is in the middle of a thriving, diverse metro area of 700,000 people. If you have extra time before or after your visit, explore Des Moines.
—U.S. News and World Report, 2019