Alumni and Development

Bulldogs can't always stay in Des Moines...

The Office of Alumni Relations hosts events all over the country to bring the Drake experience to you!

Browse our listing of events to find one in your area!

Drake University Upcoming Events:

 

 

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Chicago
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Wrigley Field for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game where the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:20 p.m.! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! Tickets are $33.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Drake Evening at the Hollywood Bowl
Join L.A.-area Drake alumni and friends at the Hollywood Bowl to dance the night away with The B-52s and The Psychedelic Furs, plus enjoy the Bowl’s spectacular fireworks! It’s an end-of-the-season bash not to be missed, packed with your favorite hits: “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” “Pretty in Pink,” “The Ghost in You” and more.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: DC
Round up family and friends and join Drake alumni, faculty, and staff as we head to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game! Wear Drake gear to show your Bulldog pride at the game! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Welcome President Martin: Des Moines
Join your fellow Bulldogs in Central Iowa as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack.  Appetizers and cash bar starting at 6pm at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines.  Program begins at 7.

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!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Let's DU Lunch: Niki DePhillips, Senior Vice President of Store Development, Kum & Go
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 16th season of Let's DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

Thursday, October 16, 2015
Welcome President Martin: Los Angeles
Join your fellow Bulldogs in the Los Angeles area as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack.  

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 Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077.  

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.
Interested in serving on the reunion committee? Contact Blake Campbell at blake.campbell@drake.edu or 515-271-3077. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Let's DU Lunch: Justin Mandelbaum and Siobhan Spain, DesMoinesArts, Inc.
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 16th season of Let's DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear firsthand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Drake Women's Connection: Twin Cities
Join Drake alumnae from the Twin Cities area to celebrate and strengthen your connection to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2005–2015) includes brunch and beverage. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Drake Women's Connection: Chicago
Join Drake alumnae from the Chicago area to celebrate and strengthen your connection to Drake University and to each other! $25 per person and $20 for recent graduates (2005–2015) includes meal 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 Jennifer Woodley at jennifer.woodley@drake.edu, or 515-271-1947. 

Questions?

For Regional Events:  
Contact Blake Campbell, GR'05, Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-3077 or blake.campbell@drake.edu, or visit our Central Iowa Alumni page.  

For Central Iowa Events, Reunions, or Planning a Return Visit to Campus:   
Contact Jennifer Woodley, GR'07, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-1947 or jennifer.woodley@drake.edu.

For Student Alumni Association Events and Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee:
Contact Blake Campbell, GR'05, Director of Alumni Relations, at 515-271-3077 or blake.campbell@drake.edu.  You may also visit the Student Alumni Association page.