Welcome to Drake!

Click on the links below for information concerning your arrival in Des Moines along with other useful information to assist you as you prepare to come to Drake.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of International Programs and Services at (+1) 515 271-2084 or 1-800-44DRAKE ext. 2084.  You may also e-mail Carlyn Marron (carlyn.marron@drake.edu) with questions related to arrival/orientation.


Arrival Financial Concerns
International Student Orientation Information - Fall Financial Aid
Undergraduate/Graduate Welcome Letter Accessing E-Bills
Law Welcome Letter Paying Drake
Arrival in Des Moines Transferring Money
Airport Welcome Banks
Telephone/Fax Numbers Checking Accounts
Hotels Taxes
What to bring to the U.S. Banking and Money
Shipping your Belongings Tipping
Becoming a Drake Student Living in Des Moines
Email Driver's License
English Proficiency Policy Housing
Campus Terms Meals
Faculty Expectations of Students Clothing
How You Will Be Evaluated Des Moines Weather
Relationships with American Students Family Friendship Program
Personal Welfare Immigration
Health Full-Time Student Status
Drake International Student Health Insurance Employment Opportunities
Safety SEVIS_Checklist.pdf
Culture Shock  
University News
December 17, 2014
Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.