ITS is updating Virtual EMS (VEMS) in order to facilitate single sign on (SSO). VEMS is the system that faculty and staff and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) use to request space on Drake’s campus. In order to make this change, VEMS will be unavailable between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. If you are unable to access this system after the planned maintenance window, please contact the support center at 515-271-3001 or visit to report your issue.

VEMS can be found at or on the Employee Home page of myDrake under Administrative Tools >Request A Room.

After the upgrade you will no longer have to enter your credentials a second time when you access VEMS from the myDrake portal, or if you previously signed into another Drake system connected via SSO.

You can learn more about how SSO works at Single Sign On (SSO) and Drake applications (FAQ).