Why log in?

Why should I register and log in?

By registering and logging into the Drake University Alumni community, you get access to a set of features that have previously not been available online to our alumni. To use these features, we need to be able to identify and verify who you are. Doing so protects you and other community members by removing the ability to post items or to contact fellow users anonymously. The advantages to you include being able to update your contact information yourself, submit class notes directly, and have event forms and other forms that fill in your information automatically. You can register as a guest to fill out forms, but you cannot search our directories as a guest, and guest accounts are deleted after a period of time.

What is the "community" and who is in it?

Our Drake University Alumni community is visible to all Drake alumni who have registered for an account on our website. It features Class Notes, Message Boards, Groups and much more. In order to take advantage of the features there, you will need to register and log in. See below how to register for your account.

How do I log in or activate my account?

Go to the box in the lower left side of the home page where it says “Login to Community”. Enter your username and password where indicated. First time users can select "Register for Account" to activate your account.

Why do I need to create a username and password?

By creating a unique username and password, you can be assured that no one else will be using our site with your name. The username and password are created once you have registered for your account. Our site gives you the option of having your log in information saved, as will many Internet browsers.

I forgot my username or password. How can I get it?

In the “Log in to Community” box on the home page, there are link underneath the login form that give you instructions on how to recover your username or password. You will need to enter the email address you used when registering for your account, and an email will be sent to you with either your username or a link to reset your password.

How do I update my account information?

Click here to access the "Update My Information" page under the "Alumni Community” tab on the top menu. Use the different tabs at the top of each page to update different sections of your account. Make sure to save your changes. You can also email alumni.update@drake.edu.

Can I change or customize my visible profile?

Yes. When you register, you will have the option of making visible as much or as little information about yourself as you like. If you wish to have yourself removed from the directory altogether, please contact the Alumni office at alumni.update@drake.edu, or call 515-271-2500.

How do I access the Alumni Directory?

To access the Alumni Directory, click here. You must be logged in to view the directory.

How do I create a group?

If you have registered for an account on our online community, you can create a group page for any interest or geographic area you choose. You can 'suggest' the group to fellow registered user by adding key words when you create it. All groups must first be approved by the Alumni office community administrator before becoming active. To do this, look for the “My Drake” tab on the top menu bar, and select “My Groups”. Then click on the Create a Group link on the My Groups page.

Where can I find Class Notes?

Class notes can be found by clicking here. While you can browse class notes at any time, you must be logged in to publish class notes.