Alumni and Development

Find Upcoming Events

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 a location near you. Have a question about regional events? Contact Blake Campbell at 515-271-3077 or

If you have a question about an event happening in central Iowa, contact Liz Tesar, 515-271-3378 or, or visit our central Iowa alumni page. If you're interested in learning more about Student Alumni Association events or programs, please contact Jessica Schroeder at 515-271-3935 or at You can also visit the Student Alumni Association page.

Maybe you're planning to return to campus to see the people and places that helped shape your life. Have a question about reunions? Contact Liz Tesar at 515-271-3378 or



Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Big 4 Pre-Game Drake vs. Iowa State
Join the Central Iowa Regional Alumni Board and the Bulldog Club for a special pre-game party before the start of the 2014 Hy-vee Big Four Basketball Classic.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and giveaways. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Drake Basketball Alumni Night
Join the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board and the Young Alumni Committee for an Alumni Night as the Drake Bulldogs take on the UNI Panthers.  More details to come. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Men's Basketball at Loyola Pregame
Join Drake alumni and friends in the Chicago area for a pregame event prior to the Drake at Loyola Men's Basketball game at Bar63 beginning at 5:00pm.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and giveaways as we prepare to cheer on the Bulldogs for a 7:00pm tip-off at Loyola University!

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
distinctlyDrake Sarasota
Join Drake alumni and friends in the Sarasota area for a reception to mark the culmination of distinctlyDrake, and celebrate Drake's extraordinary progress toward a transformative vision for the future.  Join President David and Madeleine Maxwell and the Drake University Board of Trustees and enjoy appetizers, drinks, and great company in the beautiful setting.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
National Game Watch
Join alumni and friends from across the national to cheer the Drake men's basketball team to victory during the Drake National Game Watch.  The Bulldogs take on the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in an away game that will air on Comcast SportsNet at 7pm, Central Standard Time.  Wherever you choose to view the game -- wether at a watch party or at home in your living room -- know that thousands of Drake fans are cheering with you!

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
distinctlyDrake Naples
Join Drake alumni and friends for a reception to recognize President David and Madeleine Maxwell's final year and the extraordinary progress toward our vision for the University under their leadership.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Family Movie Night 
Join the CIRAB for a fun alumni family day at the movies in Sussman Theater.  3-5 p.m. More information to come.