Alumni and Development

Find Upcoming Events

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 Ashley Nichols, 515-271-1947 or ashley.nichols@drake.edu.

If you have got a question about an event happening in central Iowa, contact Liz Tesar, 515-271-3378 or elizabeth.tesar@drake.edu, 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 jessica.berger@drake.edu. 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 elizabeth.tesar@drake.edu.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Des Moines
Des Moines: Round up your family and friends and join alumni and Drake faculty and staff as we head to Principal Park to watch the Iowa Cubs for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game in Des Moines.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Denver
Denver: Round up your family and friends and head to Coors Field for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game Denver as the Colorado Rockies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates!

First-Year Student Send-Off: Kansas City
Kansas City: Meet other incoming students and families in your area at this fun, relaxed, free gathering hosted by Drake alumni Doug and Peggy Person.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

First-Year Student Send-Off: Central Iowa
Central Iowa: Meet other incoming students and families in your area at this fun, relaxed, free gathering hosted by Drake alumna Janelle Holmes and her husband, Max.

First-Year Student Send-Off: Chicago (Glenview)
Chicago (Glenview): Meet other incoming students and families in your area at this fun, relaxed, free gathering hosted by Drake alumnus Dan Peterson and his wife, Melanie.

First-Year Student Send-Off: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Meet other incoming students and families in your area at this fun, relaxed, free gathering hosted by Drake alumni Dave and Cindy Hansen.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pre-Back to School Networking Event at Peggy's
Des Moines: Come back to your favorite college spot and experience Peggy's like you never have before. Stop by Peggy's after work from 5-7 p.m. and enjoy networking with other Drake Alumni. We'll even have Paul Revere's bread sticks to stir up memories.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

First-Year Student Send-Off: Chicago (Park Ridge)
Chicago (Park Ridge): Meet other incoming students and families in your area at this fun, relaxed, free gathering hosted by Drake alumnus Gary Zimmerman and his wife, Mary.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Drake Alumni Night at Sporting KC
Kansas City: Head out to Sporting Park with Drake Alumni to watch Sporting KC take on Toronto FC!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Young Alumni Summer Series: Americana Brunch
Des Moines: Enjoy brunch at Americana, then a tour of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park with area young alumni (graduates from 2004-2014).

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Chicago
Chicago: Round up your family and friends and head to Wrigley Field for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Chicago as the Chicago Cubs take on the Baltimore Orioles!

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Let's DU Lunch 2014
Des Moines:  Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 14th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear first hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great. Come to The Des Moines Embassy Club, 666 Grand Ave. (34th Floor of the Ruan Building) for networking and the lunch program. Fall series speakers to be announced!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Drake Me Out to the Ball Game: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Round up your family and friends and head to Target Field for Drake Me Out to the Ball Game Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Minnesota Twins take on the Los Angels Angels!

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles: Join Los Angeles-area Drake alumni and friends for an entertaining evening as the Hollywood Bowl celebrates The Simpsons.

September 19-20, 2014

All Alumni Bands Reunion
Calling all woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion—come back to Drake for a special bands reunion this fall. Reconnect with your fellow musicians and enjoy a weekend of activities as you celebrate the legacy of music at Drake.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

DU Good Day 2014
Nationwide: Connect with fellow Bulldogs and make your community a better place on DU Good Day. We will gather alumni groups in sites across the country to serve those in need. Don't miss the chance to spend some quality time with other alumni in your area while making a difference in the world, one Bulldog at a time. 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Let's DU Lunch 2014
Des Moines:  Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 14th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear first hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great. Come to The Des Moines Embassy Club, 666 Grand Ave. (34th Floor of the Ruan Building) for networking and the lunch program. Fall series speakers to be announced!

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Connect 2014 Twin Cities 
Twin Cities: Your guidance is invaluable to current Drake students as they prepare for meaningful personal and professional lives after graduation. Meet with students from the CBPA at Connect 2014, one of the easiest ways to impact students by sharing your time and talent.  Join us for this fast-paced, speed networking–style event during students' fall break where your expertise on the professional world is all our students want. 

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Francis Marion Drake Society Dinner
Des Moines: This event is by invitation only. 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Golden Reunion 2014
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
Des Moines:  Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 14th season of Let’s DU Lunch, a professional speaker series that lets you hear first hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great. Come to The Des Moines Embassy Club, 666 Grand Ave. (34th Floor of the Ruan Building) for networking and the lunch program. Fall series speakers to be announced!