Alumni and Development

Find Upcoming Events

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

For Central Iowa Events, Reunions, or Planning a Return Visit to Campus:   
Contact Liz Tesar at 515-271-3378 or, or visit our Central Iowa Alumni page

Student Alumni Association Events and Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee:
Contact Jessica Schroeder at 515-271-3935 or You can also visit the Student Alumni Association page

Drake University Upcoming Events:


Thursday, June 11, 2015 
Central Iowa Summer Series: Drake Night at the Des Moines Playhouse
Join Central Iowa alumni at the Des Moines Playhouse June 11 to catch a performance of The Addams Family—special discounted tickets available! An Alumni Reception will be held held in the West Lobby at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and 1 drink ticket per guest will be provided.   

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Central Iowa Summer Series: Drake Me Out to the Ballgame
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Principal Park for Drake Me Out to the Ball GameWear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! Game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Principal Park. Join alumni for happy hour at El Bait Shop before the game beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Free drink ticket for the first 40 people!  

>>View all 2015 Drake Me Out To The Ball Game events.

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!
More details to come, check back soon!  

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 Liz Tesar at or 515-271-3378.  

October 30 - November 1, 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 Liz Tesar at or 515-271-3378. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Women's Connection Brunch: Twin Cities
Join Drake alumnae from the Twin Cities area for the 2015 Women's Connection Brunch to celebrate and strengthen your connection to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2004–2014) includes brunch 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 Liz Tesar at or 515-271-3378.