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Bulldogs can't always stay in Des Moines—so the Office of Alumni Relations hosts events all over the country to bring the Drake experience to you!

Browse our listing of events to find one in your area!

Drake University Upcoming Events:

 

 

August, 2015
2015 First Year Student Send-Offs
As you prepare to start running with the pack on the Drake campus, get to know some Bulldogs in your first-year class who live in your neck of the woods. You and your parents are invited to a gathering of future bulldogs before the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Don't miss the chance to connect with other Drake-bound first year students and their families at this fun, relaxed, free gathering!

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Omaha
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Werner Park for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! 

Game starts at 7:05pm at Werner Park. To purchase tickets please click here!


Thursday, August 6, 2015
Central Iowa Summer Series: Back-to-School Happy Hour
Help the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board kick off back-to school season with a happy hour at Peggy's Tavern from 5-7 p.m.  Paul Revere's breadsticks will be provided of course! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Kansas City
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Kauffman Stadium for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! 

Game starts at 6:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. Join alumni for a pre-game tailgate at 4:30 p.m. Tailgate will include fun activities such as bags/cornhole.  Plan to meet at the back of Lot G, which will provide some shade.  Please bring your own beverages and/or snacks!

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Young Alumni Summer Series Americana Brunch
Join us for the third and final installment of the Young Alumni Summer Series, exclusively for recent graduates in Central Iowa!  This month, the Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee invites you to join them at one of the best brunches Des Moines has to offer at Americana Restaurant & Lounge.

Here's the best part:  we are providing a very special recent graduate rate!  For bulldogs and guests, you pay only $10 for the Unlimited Buffet (all you can eat) and only $20 for the Bombshell Combo (all you can eat and drink).  All you have to do is register!

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Boston
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Fenway Park for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! 

Game starts at 1:35 p.m. at Fenway Park. Meet up with fellow Bulldogs before the game for happy hour at Lansdowne Pub, beginning at 11:30 a.m. After the game, kids are invited to come down and run the bases!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Twin Cities
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Target Field for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game where the Minnesota Twins take on the Chicago White Sox! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! Tickets are $31 with $10 worth of concessions at the game included!

Game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Target Field.  Meet up with fellow Bulldogs before the game for happy hour at Kieran's Irish Pub, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Drake Evening at the Hollywood Bowl
Join L.A.-area Drake alumni and friends at the Hollywood Bowl to dance the night away with The B-52s and The Psychedelic Furs, plus enjoy the Bowl’s spectacular fireworks! It’s an end-of-the-season bash not to be missed, packed with your favorite hits: “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” “Pretty in Pink,” “The Ghost in You” and more.

Concert begins at 8 p.m. Enjoy a spectacular Fireworks Finale with The B-52s! Join alumni for a pre-concert picnic, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Picnic Area #13. Please bring dinner and a dessert or appetizer to share!

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: DC
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! 

Game starts at 1:35 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  Enjoy unlimited hot dogs and soda during the game!

Saturday, September 26, 2015
DU Good Day
Join fellow Bulldogs to make your community a better place on DU Good Day. Alumni groups across the country will gather to serve those in need. Spend quality time with alumni in your area while making a difference in the world, one Bulldog at a time!

More details to come, check back soon!

October 21, 2015
Drake Alumni at Sporting KC
Head out to Sporting Park for one of our favorite and most popular events, Drake Alumni at Sporting Kansas City! Meet with fellow Bulldogs and cheer on Sporting KC in a match against Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, October 21st.

All individuals who purchased tickets for the May 16th event will receive a replacement for the same seats for the rescheduled match on October 21.

October 22-24, 2015
Golden Reunion
Save the Date for this year's Golden Reunion.  The classes of 1956 and 1966 are invited back to campus to celebrate their 50th and 60th reunion. Celebrate your ties to Drake during Reunion Weekend 2015. Mingle with old friends, exchange news and rediscover Drake's campus!
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077.  

October 30-31, 2015
African American Reunion
Reignite your Bulldog pride and return to home turf for the Drake University African American Reunion.  Connect with the people who helped determine your future, and meet current students pursuing their dreams.
More details to come, check back soon! 
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Drake Women's Connection: Twin Cities
Join Drake alumnae from the Twin Cities area to celebrate and strengthen your connection to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2005–2015) includes brunch and beverage. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Drake Women's Connection: Chicago
Join Drake alumnae from the Chicago area to celebrate and strengthen your connection to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2005–2015) includes meal and beverage. 

April 29-30, 2016
All Pharmacy Reunion
Des Moines: Come home to Drake University to recall old memories, catch up with former professors, and connect with friends during the 2016 All-Pharmacy Reunion.
More details to come, check back soon! 
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077. 

Questions?

For Regional Events:  
Contact Jennifer Woodley, GR'07, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-1947 or jennifer.woodley@drake.edu.

For Central Iowa Events, Reunions, or Planning a Return Visit to Campus:   
Contact Blake Campbell, GR'05, Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-3077 or blake.campbell@drake.edu, or visit our Central Iowa Alumni page.

For Student Alumni Association Events and Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee:
Contact Jessica Schroeder, JO'09, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-3935 or jessica.schroeder@drake.edu. You may also visit the Student Alumni Association page.