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WELCOME TO DRAKE UNIVERSITY

IT'S OFFICIAL! YOU'RE IN!

Congratulations and welcome to the Drake community! Now is your time to dive in and explore, and get a feel for the majors, programs, organizations, and opportunities you can only experience at Drake. Get all the insider info on everything you need to know about the places, events, and traditions that you're now a part of.

Congratulations, Bulldog! -Griff II, Drake University's Live Bulldog Mascot

Bulldogs are ferociously independent; they're never content to simply take what life gives them. They march with dogged purpose, enjoying every day while constantly shaping their futures. Sometimes quiet, always observant, but never overlooked. Are you ready to become a Bulldog?

Drake helps students transform into confident professionals prepared for a lifetime of change, challenge, and opportunity. We deliver life-defining experiences and education that help you become who you want to be.

PERSONAL MENTORSHIP

Drake surrounds you with dedicated faculty and staff who support and guide you while you are at drake, and serve as mentors for life.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

Drake provides dynamic service experiences—on campus, across Des Moines, and around the world—that expose you to diverse perspectives and allow you to make a difference in the lives of others. 

POWER OF COMMUNITY

Drake connects you with diverse learning experiences, a dynamic city, and a vast network of alumni eager to help you succeed.

LIFETIME OF VALUE

Drake delivers hands-on academic and co-curricular experiences that prepare you to make an impact in your community and navigate an increasingly complex world.

CAMPUS LIFE

Life at Drake is an adventure. As a student here, you will make new friends, uncover new talents and interests, and blaze the trail to your future. That's just what happens when you live your life on a campus full of energy and opportunity, great traditions and inspiring people.

GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMPUS

Our new virtual tour can show you views around campus including: 360-degree panoramas, a look inside classrooms and residence halls, interactive videos, as well as a look through all of the shared spaces at the University. Click below to start your virtual visit.

There is also an interactive map to display parking locations, buildings, and directions. Click the button below to explore the map and use the left menu to access these features or upper left menu on a mobile device.

Explore our residence halls

MEET THE CAMPUS ROCKSTAR!

His name is Griff II, Drake's live mascot, and he's kind of a big deal. You can often spot Griff II, also known as George, at campus visit days, sporting events, and finals study breaks. He trained under Griff I for about nine months before assuming the position after Griff I’s retirement. George is a certified therapy dog who has found his life's calling: being the walking, tail-wagging embodiment of smart, tenacious, fun-loving, big-hearted, loyal Drake Bulldogs everywhere.

GO WHERE YOU CAN GET AN EDUCATION THAT NOT ONLY TEACHES YOU CAREER SKILLS BUT OFFERS LESSONS THAT HELP YOU GROW, ADAPT, AND THRIVE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.