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

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Golden Reunion 2014
Des Moines: Classes of 1964 and 1965 will be the first to start a new 50-year reunion tradition in October 2014. Celebrate your ties to Drake during Reunion Weekend 2014. Mingle with old friends, exchange news, and rediscover Drake's campus!

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.