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, 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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Teach in China Program Reunion
Join us as we celebrate Drake's Teach in China program.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Art + Design Alumni Open House
Join us for a chance to meet current and past College of Arts & Sciences art + design students.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Phoenix RAB Drake Relays Event
The Phoenix RAB is bringing the Drake Relays to the desert this year.  Join fellow alumni on April 30th for Drake Relays-esque events!

Monday, May 2, 2016
Welcome Drake's newest Bulldog—St. Louis
Join your fellow Bulldogs as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack!

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!

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Senior Wine & Cheese
Celebrating graduation, seniors are cordially invited to join President Martin at his residence for the tradition of Senior Wine & Cheese.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Chicago-Area Drake Football Alumni Reception
Join Drake football alumni, friends, and family for a reception in the Chicago-Area!

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 12, 2016
Welcome Drake's newest Bulldog—Kansas City
Join your fellow Bulldogs as we welcome President Earl F. "Marty" Martin as the new leader of our pack!

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Drake Alumni at Jasper Winery
There is no better way to start off your summer than with Drake alumni!

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!  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Women's Connection—Twin Cities
The Women's Connection will be painting a one-of-a-kind piece at Brush Studio.  Come network and socialize with fellow Drake alumnae.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Friends of Drake in China
Join Drake University as we hold the first ever alumni event in Beijing to celebrate the establishment of the Friends of Drake in China network!

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game—San Diego
Cheer on the Padres vs. the Atlanta Braves for Zombie Day with fellow Bulldogs.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game—Des Moines
Connect with fellow alumni as the Iowa Cubs take on Round Rock.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Drake Me Out to the Ball Game—Kansas City
Connect with fellow alumni as the Kansas City Royals face off with the Houston Astros.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Docent Tour of the John Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Connect with fellow alumni this July on a guided tour of the John Pappajohn Sculpture Park by a docent of the Des Moines Art Center.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
DU Good Day
DU Good Day is a national day of service bringing together alumni, friends, and family.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Back to School at Peggy's
Don't miss the final event in the 2016 Central Iowa Summer Series!  Return to your favorite local watering-hole and experience Peggy's like never before.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Drake Evening at the Hollywood Bowl
Join alumni and friends in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, September 10 at the Hoolywood Bowl!