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Mission & Inspiration

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Our inspiration is that together we transform lives and strengthen communities.

Core Values

Grounded in our mission and inspiration are four core values. Our values guide the behaviors and decisions of our faculty and staff and help to shape our campus culture.


Joyful Accountability
I am curious and creative, bold and brave.
I strive each day to be my best



Generosity of Spirit
We trust, empower, and presume the best of each other.
We practice civility, caring, and respect.
We commit to equity and inclusion



All In This Together
We embrace robust communication and transparency.
We thrive through collaboration and teamwork.



Commitment to Mission
We are united in service to students and our communities.
We act with integrity and purpose.
We are optimistic about our future


Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019.

August 10  - Bulldog Days of Summer

August 22- First Year Student Move-In Day!

August 27- First day of fall classes!

September 22- Saturday Visit Day

October 1- 2019 FAFSA opens

October 8 - Campus Preview Day