Alumni and Development

 Young Alumni Summer Series

Connect with fellow alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years (2004-2014) at one event each month this summer for the first ever Central Iowa Young Alumni Summer Series of social events.


Saturday, September 27 DU Good Day (and young alumni social!)
Saturday, October 25 Homecoming Tailgate
Monday, November 10 Speed Networking Event with the Student Alumni Association


Join fellow young alumni at Jasper Winery and enjoy some food and refreshments – compliments of the newly-launched Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee. The Nadas, a Des Moines favorite, will be providing the entertainment, and a Drake alumna owns the venue. 

Bring a blanket, chairs, and any non-alcoholic beverages and get there early to ensure a spot on the lawn. We will provide two tickets per young alumni for food or alcoholic beverages (both of which are provided by Jasper Winery), along with some fun giveaways and lawn games - just look for the big blue tent!

Thursday, June 19
6-9 p.m.
Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, IA

This free event includes two tickets for food or alcohol for young alumni (graduate years 2004-2014)

Online registration for this event is now closed, but we'd still love to see you at this free event. If you'd like to RSVP, please contact Jessica Berger at 515-271-3935 or



 Join fellow recent graduates at one of the best happy hour events downtown Des Moines has to offer - Mixology Night at the Science Center of Iowa!

Meet us at our private pre-band party for networking and socializing before moving out into the Science Center for the music and "explosive" science demonstration. We've got your admission price covered, and you can skip the lines for the cocktails - we will have our very own private bar at our gathering area! All you have to do is sign up - register today!


Friday, July 18
5:30-7 pm

Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa

This event includes the cost of admission. A private cash bar will be provided. Recent graduates (2004-2014) and their guests are welcome.

Online registration for this event is now closed, but we'd still love to see you at this event - all you have to do is find our table outside of The Commons and pay the $5 Admission. We will see you there!



What could be better than meeting your fellow bulldogs for the hottest brunch in town? Answer: meeting your fellow bulldogs for the hottest brunch in town at a special Drake Young Alumni rate!

Meet us on Saturday, August 23 from 10 am-12:30 pm at Americana Restaurant & Lounge for Bombshell Brunch and networking with other recent graduates. The Young Alumni Committee is offering special rates of $20 for their Bombshell Combo (unlimited food and drinks) and $10 for their Unlimited Buffet (unlimited food only), but only to the first 40 bulldogs to register! We are, unfortunately, unable to accept walk-ups. Sign up today!


Saturday, August 23
10 am-12:30 pm

Americana Restaurant & Lounge
1312 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Tickets are sold out for this event. We hope to see you at our next event, DU Good Day & Young Alumni Social on Saturday, September 27! Details to come.