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 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


Friday, November 28, 2014


Drake MBB in Nashville vs Valparaiso


Cheer on the Bulldogs in Nashville as part of the Music City Challenge. 

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
President David Maxwell 70th Birthday Celebration
Join us in celebrating David Maxwell's 70th birthday and honoring his legacy at Drake University!

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
distinctlyDrake Charleston
Join Charleston-area alumni and friends for a special evening to recognize retiring President David and Madeleine Maxwell and celebrate all things Drake. Eat, drink, and mingle in Nancy and Bill Longfield’s historic 1760 home, formerly the Civil War headquarters of Confederate Commander General Pierre G. T. Beauregard. 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Drake Night at Jolly Holiday Lights
One of central Iowa's most beloved holiday traditions! Join us on Drake Night for the three and a half mile route of holiday light displays in Water Works Park and celebrate the holiday season! 

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Big 4 Pre-Game Drake vs. Iowa State
Join the Central Iowa Regional Alumni Board and the Bulldog Club for a special pre-game party before the start of the 2014 Hy-vee Big Four Basketball Classic.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and giveaways. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Drake Basketball Alumni Night 
Join the Central Iowa Regional Advisory Board and the Young Alumni Committee for an Alumni Night as the Drake Bulldogs take on the UNI Panthers.  More details to come. 

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
distinctlyDrake Sarasota
Join Drake alumni and friends in the Sarasota area for a reception to mark the culmination of distinctlyDrake, and celebrate Drake's extraordinary progress toward a transformative vision for the future.  Join President David and Madeleine Maxwell and the Drake University Board of Trustees and enjoy appetizers, drinks, and great company in the beautiful setting.

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