The Alumni House is home to the Office of Alumni Relations and is open to all alumni of Drake University. Announcements from the UniversityAug. 22, 2013: Drake University announces Alumni HouseOct. 22, 2013: Preparing a new gathering spot for alumni Where is the house? The house is at the corner of 27th Street and University Avenue, across the street from Cole Hall. See the house here on Google mapsFor maps and directions to Drake University, visit www.drake.edu/visit/directionsPhysical Address: 2700 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311Mailing Address: 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311Check into the house on Foursquare. Use #DrakeAlumniHouse when referencing the house on social media.
This is the earliest dated photo we have obtained of the house. This photo was found in the 1903 Quax yearbook (page 48). At this time the house was home to Drake Chancellor William Bayard Craig.This photo, taken from the 1927 Quax yearbook, is of the house when it served as a women's dormitory.A drawing of the house from 1952. These two photos, dated 1958 and 1949, respectively, are of the house when it served as a home for the Chi Omega sorority house.An undated photo of the house.An undated photo of the house.An undated photo of the house when it served as the Opperman Center, home of the American Judicature Society.The Alumni Relations staff in front of the house's new sign on April 22, 2014.
The concept of an alumni house is not new to Drake University. This photo, at an undetermined location, was taken in 1968 with the Student Alumni Association and Alumni Relations staff.
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