Drake offers many different types of group visit programs targeted towards prospective students in different stages of the college search process, but all programs allow you to explore several aspects of Drake life in one day. Residence hall overnight visits can be coordinated the night before a group visit on a space-available basis with at least a two-week notice.
Admitted Student Days
- Friday, March 7, 2014
- Friday, April 4, 2014
- Friday, April 11, 2014
Admitted Student Day agenda runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the program.
Admitted students are encouraged to attend this program, designed for students who are finishing their college search process. Admitted Student Days include a full-day agenda, giving students a glimpse into the life of a Drake student during a school day. Itinerary includes a campus tour, an academic break-out session, a Q&A with Drake students, faculty and staff, lunch in the dining hall with Drake students, and information sessions on study abroad, fraternities and sororities (including tours of the houses), athletics and intramurals (including tours of the facilities), campus resources, internships, research, the Honors program, leadership on campus and other activities that Drake students engage in.
Sophomore and Junior Preview Days
- Monday, February 17, 2014
- Monday, April 14, 2014
- Monday, April 21, 2014
Sophomore and Junior Preview Day agenda runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the program.
Sophomore and Junior Preview Days are full-day programs designed for high school sophomores and juniors who are getting an early start on their college search. This program includes a campus tour, academic breakout session, an admission and financial aid presentation, lunch with faculty members, and a Q&A with Drake staff and students.Iowa Private College Week
- August 4-8, 2014
The Iowa Private College Week program is offered twice daily. The morning session runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to each program.
Iowa Private College Week is a coordinated campus visit program with all 29 Iowa private colleges, giving you the chance to visit Drake and other private schools all on a set schedule. Your Drake visit will be a summer, half-day program (a morning or afternoon session) that includes a campus tour, academic breakout session, an admission and financial aid presentation, and the chance to speak with and ask questions of current Drake students. Lunch on campus is also offered.
Apply Now - Application for Fall 2016 & Fall 2017
Visit Now - Campus visits offered Monday-Friday
August 29 - First day of Fall 2016 semester
October 1 - FAFSA available for Fall 2017
October 10 - Campus Preview Day
Mid-October - Application & scholarship review begins for Fall 2017 students
November 14 - Campus Preview Day