Alumni and Development

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We understand that Bulldogs can't always stay in Des Moines forever—so the Office of Alumni Relations hosts events all over the country to bring the Drake experience to where you are. Browse the events below to find one in a city near you. Have a question about regional events? Contact Blake Campbell at 515-271-3077 or

If you have got 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 Berger 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

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Let's DU Lunch 2014: Luncheon Honoring Gov. Robert D Ray
Des Moines: Governor Robert Ray served as the governor of Iowa (1969-1983), interim mayor of the City of Des Moines, and president of Drake University (1998). As governor he was instrumental in the resettlement of southeast Asian refugees to the state and helped launch the Institute for Character Development at the University. A panel of speakers will discuss Gov. Ray’s impact nationally and locally—as a state leader, philanthropist, and humanitarian. 


Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
President Maxwell's Birthday Celebration

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Drake Night at Jolly Holiday Lights, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Big 4 Pre-Game Drake vs. Iowa State