Campus Life at Drake

Make new friends, find untapped talents, and blaze the trail to your future

As a student at Drake University, you’ll experience countless new adventures and exciting challenges. That’s just what happens when you live your life on a campus full of energy and opportunity. Go ahead, take in the possibilities here.

Student Housing

Many students find their newfound independence to be a bit intimidating. That’s why Drake creates supportive First Year communities in each residence hall. Because your room should be your safe place to restore, to create, and to learn life lessons—from doing your own laundry to budgeting your finances. And these communities help make it easier for you to not only adapt to college life but to share experiences with new friends from across the hall and from all over the world.

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Dining at Drake

Enjoy everything from pizza and burgers to organic, locally grown options to a Starbucks white chocolate mocha with extra whip. And there’s more than great food in Drake’s dining facilities. They are also hot spots for student hang outs, study sessions and more.

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Clubs & Organizations

With more than 160 student groups spanning everything from improv troupes to science clubs, you’re sure to find common ground at Drake. If Greek life is calling your name, there’s 14 fraternities and sororities with endless opportunities to form connections and make a difference.

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Events & Activities

At Drake, it’s easy to try new interests and grow as a person. From attending famous guest lectures to making the winning basket in an intramural game to watching records get shattered during the Drake Relays, our campus offers a long list of exciting events and long-standing traditions. 

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Resources & Services

Whether you need notebooks for class or guidance on how to write a resume, Drake has you covered. In addition to all the resources and services you’d expect from a college campus, Drake offers an exceptional leadership development program.

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Life in Des Moines

Drake is just a quick five minute drive from downtown Des Moines, where you’ll find a thriving culture immersed in art, sports, music, and everything from food trucks to fine dining. Explore it all with old friends and meet new ones along the way.

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