Alumni and Development

Drake University Upcoming Events

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!

 

 

Friday, February 12, 2016
Young Alumni Night with the Iowa Wild
The Young Alumni Committee of Central Iowa invites young alumni (0-10 years out) to join them for Love Drake Night at the Iowa Wild.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Welcome Drake's newest Bulldog—Naples
Join your fellow Bulldogs as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack!

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Chicago RAB Happy Hour
The Chicago Regional Advisory Board invites you to join them for Happy Hour at Sidebar Grille on February 18.

Saturday-Sunday, February 20-21, 2016
Choir Reunion
Join Drake choir alumni for a weekend of music and more with Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Let's DU Lunch
Let's DU Lunch is a professional speaker series that lets you hear first-hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great!

Thursday-Sunday, March 3-6, 2016
Men's MVC Tournament
Cheer the Bulldogs to victory at this year's MVC Arch Maddness Tournament!

Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2016
Women's MVC Tournament
The MVC Women's Tournament is coming to the Quad Cities this March!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Central Iowa Movie Night
The Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board invites you to their annual family movie night on March 12.

Friday, March 25, 2016
Friday After Work at Peggy's
Join the Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee for Friday After Work at your favorite Drake-neighborhood watering hole.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Drake Alumni Night with the Iowa Wild
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board invite you to join us for Drake Alumni Night with the Iowa Wild on March 30.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Drake Me Out to the Ballgame—Sporting KC
Join fellow alumni as you cheer on Sporting KC as they face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, April 2.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Let's DU Lunch
Let's DU Lunch is a professional speaker series that lets you hear first-hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great!

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Inauguration of Earl F. "Marty" Martin
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 the Drake family and delegates from government, higher education, and the community will join together to formally install Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the 13th president of Drake University.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Alumni Awards Ceremony
The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors will recognize eight alumni with an award reception during Drake Relays on Thursday, April 28.

Friday, April 29, 2016
All-Alumni Tent Party
On Friday, April 29—the first night of the  2016 Relays Weekend—Drake alumni from all years are invited to come together under one tent to reunite with each other and the University that brought them all together.

Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, 2016
All-Pharmacy Reunion
Reconnect with the friends who made your Drake experience so exciting and memorable at Drake's 2016 All-Pharmacy Reunion!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
LGBT Brunch
Join fellow LGBT alumni and students for brunch and discuss future programming to support our Drake community here and around the globe.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Young Alumni Brunch
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee invite you to the third annual Young Alumni Brunch on Saturday!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Black Alumni BBQ
Reconnect with classmates and friends as part of this student-led annual Relays tradition!

Saturday, April 30, 2016
SJMC Alumni Reception
Join us as we celebrate another great year in SJMC.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Let's DU Lunch
Let's DU Lunch is a professional speaker series that lets you hear first-hand from Drake and community leaders who make Des Moines great!

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 10-11, 2016
All In
All In is the Drake Fund's annual 24 hour giving campaign.  Show your love for Drake and participate in challenges and share your updates with #DrakeALLIN.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Welcome Drake's newest Bulldog—Chicago
Join your fellow Bulldogs as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack!  

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Drake Me Out to the Ballgame—Chicago
Join the Chicago Regional Advisory Board as we cheer on the Chicago Cubs against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2016
Theatre Reunion
Get back on campus, reconnect, and exercise your character!  

 

Questions?

Central Iowa Events
or Returning to Campus:

Jennifer Woodley, GR'07
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
E:  jennifer.woodley@drake.edu
P:  (515) 271-1947


Regional Events:

Chelsea Ochylski
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
E:  chelsea.ochylski@drake.edu
P:  (515) 271-3378

Student Alumni Association &
Central Iowa Young Alumni Committee:

Kim Jones
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
E:  kim.jones@drake.edu
P:  (515) 271-3935