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

If you've got a question about an event happening here in Central Iowa, contact Liz Tesar, 515-271-3378 or, or visit our Central Iowa alumni 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, 515-271-3378 or

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful Bulldog Contest 2014
The winner, who receives top honors as well as a crown and cape, appears before his or her royal subjects of 16,000 fans at the Drake Relays to be officially honored as the Drake Relays mascot.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Downtown Street Painting 2014
Your favorite twist on a classic Bulldog tradition is back for another year.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

D-Club Reunion
Des Moines: Save the date for the D-Club Reunion. Reconnect with your Drake athletics family at the D-Club Reunion during the 105th Drake Relays.

Friday, April 25, 2014

All-Alumni Tent Party
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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Young Alumni Brunch
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes back Drake's most recent graduates to celebrate a new Relays tradition: a Young Alumni Brunch on Saturday morning.

Alumni House Dedication
Join us the Saturday afternoon of Relays Weekend for the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Drake Alumni House.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Open House
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting an open house in Meredith Hall. There will be a cash bar and free snacks. This will also be a retirement reception for John Lytle, Ellis and Nelle Levitt professor of broadcast journalism.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Sound of Music in Chicago
Chicago: Bring the entire family and join fellow Chicago area alumni at a live, grand-scale production of the world’s most beloved family musical, The Sound of Music.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Let's DU Lunch: Scott Siepker
Des Moines: Join us for the next installment of our lunch and learn series!

Friday, June 13, 2014

distinctlyDrake Des Moines
Des Moines: Join Drake alumni and friends in the Des Moines area for a reception to mark the culmination of distinctlyDrake, and celebrate Drake’s extraordinary progress toward a transformative vision for the future.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Golden Reunion 2014
Classes of 1964 and 1965 will be the first to start a new 50-year reunion tradition in the October 2014. Celebrate your ties to Drake during Reunion Weekend 2014. Mingle with old friends, exchange news and rediscover Drake's campus!