We understand that 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 the events below to find one in your area!
Questions About Regional Events: Contact Jennifer Woodley at 515-271-1947 or email@example.com
Saturday, April 18Lyric Opera of Chicago CarouselDrake alumni can enjoy a special discounted rate on all seats for the 7:00 p.m. show of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel on Saturday, April 18. Connect with Drake alumni and come see why this production was named the best musical of the 20th century. A pre-event gathering for alumni will be held before the show with complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
Thursday, April 23, 2015National Alumni Awards Ceremony Each year, the Alumni Office celebrates outstanding alumni. Awards are given in the following categories: Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Loyalty, Young Alumni Achievement, Young Alumni Loyalty, and Community Service.
Friday, April 24, 2015All-Alumni Tent PartyThe Office of Alumni Relations would like to welcome you back to campus with an All-Alumni Tent Party. Join us for Relays games, a giant photo booth, special giveaways, and more! It's free, and Bulldogs from all class years are welcome to attend.
Saturday, April 25, 2015Young Alumni BrunchThe Office of Alumni Relations invites Young Alumni (0-15 years out) to enjoy a special brunch (complete with mimosa and Bloody Mary bar!) on the Saturday morning of Relays. Help celebrate President Maxwell's final Relays and mingle with President David and Maddie Maxwell.
Saturday, April 25, 2015Student Body President ReceptionPast student body presidents are invited to join other former presidents for a reception during Relays. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.
Saturday, April 25, 2015All Greek ReunionJoin fellow Greek alumni as you connect with the friends who made your Drake experience memorable and get an exclusive peek into all the Greek houses on campus.
Saturday, May 2, 2015Women's Connection Brunch: Twin CitiesJoin Drake alumnae from the Twin Cities area for our Women's Connection Spring Brunch to celebrate the strengthening of our connections to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2004–2014) includes brunch and beverage.
Monday, May 4, 2015 Celebrate the Maxwells: Washington DCJoin fellow Washington D.C. alumni May 4, 2015 to say thank you and farewell to President Maxwell from 6-8pm at The National Press Club. Appetizers and cash bar will be provided.
Wednesday, May 6 2015Let's DU Lunch: Entrepreneur and E-Company Start-Up Panel featuring Brian Hemeseth, Mike Colwell, and John Jackovin Hungry for inspiration? Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 14th season of Let's DU Lunch, a speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Drake Alumni at Sporting KCHead out to Sporting Park for one of our most popular events, Drake Alumni at Sporting Kansas City! Join fellow Bulldogs and cheer on Sporting KC in a match against Colorado Rapids on Saturday, May 16th. Meet up with alumni before the match for a tailgate. Show your alumni pride and wear Drake gear!
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Celebrate the Maxwells: ChicagoJoin fellow Chicago alumni May 21, 2015 to say thank you and farewell to President Maxwell and his wife Maddy from 6-8pm at The Cliff Dwellers. Appetizers and cash bar will be provided.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 CIRAB Summer Series: Drake Me Out to the BallgameDes Moines: Join the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board as they enjoy the summer temperatures and cheer on the Iowa Cubs. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Join fellow alumni ahead of time at El Bait Shop for free appetizers and a free drink ticket to the first 40 attendees. More details to come.
Thursday, August 6, 2015CIRAB Summer Series: Back to School PartyDes Moines: Help the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board kick off the 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! More details to come.
Saturday, September 26, 2015DU Good DayNationwide: Connect with fellow Bulldogs and make your community a better place on DU Good Day. We will gather alumni groups in sites across the country to serve those in need. Don't miss the chance to spend some quality time with other alumni in your area while making a difference in the world one Bulldog at a time.
October 22- 24, 2015Golden ReunionDes Moines: Save the Date for this year's Golden Reunion. Class of 1956 and 1966 are invited back to campus to celebrate their 50th and 60th reunion. More detials to come! If you are interested in serving on the reunion committee, please contact Liz Tesar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-3378.
October 30 - November 1, 2015African American ReunionDes Moines: 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 detials to come! If you are interested in serving on the reunion committee, please contact Liz Tesar at email@example.com or 515-271-3378.
April 29-30, 2016All Pharmacy ReunionDes Moines: Come home to Drake University to recall old memories, catch up with former professors, and connect with friends at the 2016 All-Pharmacy Reunion. More detials to come! If you are interested in serving on the reunion committee, please contact Liz Tesar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-3378.
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