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 your area!

 

Questions About Regional Events:  

Contact Jennifer Woodley at 515-271-1947 or jennifer.woodley@drake.edu


For Central Iowa Events, Reunions, or Planning a Return Visit to Campus:   

Contact Liz Tesar at 515-271-3378 or elizabeth.tesar@drake.edu, 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 jessica.schroeder@drake.edu. You can also visit the Student Alumni Association page

 

 

Drake University Upcoming Events:

 

 

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
National Game Watch
Join alumni and friends from across the nation 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 -- whether 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.

 

Friday, February 20, 2015
Young Alumni Night at the Des Moines Buccaneers

Join the Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee for a night on ice! Pre-game activities will take place in the VIP Blackbeard's Lounge before the game. Gather your friends, come after work for some complimentary food and networking with other recent graduates! More information to come.

 

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


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 
Let's DU Lunch: Don Short, West End Salvage 
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 seares that lets you hear firsthand from the Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Connie Wimer and Janette Larkin, Des Moines Business Record
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 seares that lets you hear firsthand from the Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.


Thursday, April 23, 2015
National Alumni Awards Ceremony 
Each year, the Alumni Office celebrates outstanding alumni.  Awards are given in the following categories: Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Achirvement, Alumni Loyalty, Young Alumni Achievement, Young Alumni Loyalty, and Community Service. 


Friday, April 24, 2015
All-Alumni Tent Party
The 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, 2015
Young Alumni Brunch
The Office of Alumni Relations invites young alumni (0-15 years out) to enjoy a special brunch (complete with mimosa and bloddy mary bar!) on Saturday morning of relays.  Help celebrate President Maxwell's final relays and mingle with President David and Maddie Maxwell. 


Saturday, April 25, 2015
Student Body President Reception
Past student body presidents are invtied to join other former presidents for a reception during relays. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. 


Saturday, April 25, 2015
All Greek Reunion
Join 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.  


Wednesday, May 6 2015
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 seares that lets you hear firsthand from the Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.