Alumni and Development

Student Bus Trips

Questions?  Call Nicki Kimm, Office of Alumni Relations, (515) 271-2346.

 

The Student Alumni Association is delighted to make arrangements for a deluxe motor coach to bring your student home for university-scheduled breaks. The cost is $145 for Chicago and $115 for the Twin Cities, and each ticket is based on round-trip fares only. Seating is limited, and we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are proud to partner with Arrow Stage Lines to offer your student a safe, convenient and comfortable ride home. Arrow buses provide restrooms, free wifi, TV/DVD, and comfortable seating while ensuring students' easy and safe travel to and from campus.

You will receive a confirmation email when your order has been processed.  Please note refunds are not available for reservations, unless the bus is overbooked or canceled.  If you have questions, please contact Nicki Kimm, Office of Alumni Relations, at nicki.kimm@drake.edu or (515)271-2463.

 
 

Fall Break Bus Schedule 2016

Twin Cities

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, October 14

Tuesday, October 18

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Owatonna Cabella's
South bus parking lot
Near museum
7:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Lakeville Target
I-35 and 185th St
8:20 p.m. 12:25 p.m.
Mall of America Lindau Lane exit
North lot, East side
Near IKEA
8:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

Chicago

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, October 14

Tuesday, October 18

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
DeKalb Oasis on I-88
(Mobile station mini-mart)
9:50 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Naperville Hyatt Place
27576 Maevliff Dr
South side of hotel
10:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
O'Hare Airport

Kiss-n-Fly lot Bessie Coleman Drive, beyond rental return area

11:05 a.m. 1:10 p.m.
Gurnee Mcdonalds parking lot
SW corner of Grand Ave 
and Dilley's Rd
11:40 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Kenosha McDonalds parking lot off 
I-94/Hwy 50 exit
12214 75th St
12:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* registration will open soon

** there is an expectation of timeliness on students' behalf, as the bus drivers are on a strict schedule and cannot wait for late arrivals  

 

Thanksgiving Break Bus Schedule 2016

Twin Cities

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Tuesday, November 22

Sunday, November 27

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Owatonna Cabella's
South bus parking lot
Near museum
7:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Lakeville Target
I-35 and 185th St
8:20 p.m. 12:25 p.m.
Mall of America Lindau Lane exit
North lot, East side
Near IKEA
8:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

Chicago

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Tuesday, November 22

Sunday, November 27

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
DeKalb Oasis on I-88
(Mobile station mini-mart)
9:50 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Naperville Hyatt Place
27576 Maevliff Dr
South side of hotel
10:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
O'Hare Airport

Kiss-n-Fly lot Bessie Coleman Drive, beyond rental return area

11:05 a.m. 1:10 p.m.
Gurnee Mcdonalds parking lot
SW corner of Grand Ave 
and Dilley's Rd
11:40 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Kenosha McDonalds parking lot off 
I-94/Hwy 50 exit
12214 75th St
12:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *registration will open after Fall Break
** there is an expectation of timeliness on students' behalf, as the bus drivers are on a strict schedule and cannot wait for late arrivals  

 

Winter Break Bus Schedule 2016-2017

Twin Cities

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, December 16

Sunday, January 22

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Owatonna Cabella's
South bus parking lot
Near museum
7:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Lakeville Target
I-35 and 185th St
8:20 p.m. 12:25 p.m.
Mall of America Lindau Lane exit
North lot, East side
Near IKEA
8:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Chicago

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, December 16

Sunday, January 22

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
DeKalb Oasis on I-88
(Mobile station mini-mart)
9:50 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Naperville Hyatt Place
27576 Maevliff Dr
South side of hotel
10:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
O'Hare Airport

Kiss-n-Fly lot Bessie Coleman Drive, beyond rental return area

11:05 a.m. 1:10 p.m.
Gurnee Mcdonalds parking lot
SW corner of Grand Ave 
and Dilley's Rd
11:40 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Kenosha McDonalds parking lot off 
I-94/Hwy 50 exit
12214 75th St
12:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 * registration will open after Thanksgiving Break

 ** there is an expectation of timeliness on students' behalf, as the bus drivers are on a strict schedule and cannot wait for late arrivals  

 

Spring Break Bus Schedule 2017

Twin Cities

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, March 10

Sunday, March 19

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Owatonna Cabella's
South bus parking lot
Near museum
7:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Lakeville Target
I-35 and 185th St
8:20 p.m. 12:25 p.m.
Mall of America Lindau Lane exit
North lot, East side
Near IKEA
8:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Chicago

Pick up/ drop off

Location

Friday, March 10

Sunday, March 19

Drake University Olmsted parking lot 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
DeKalb Oasis on I-88
(Mobile station mini-mart)
9:50 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
Naperville Hyatt Place
27576 Maevliff Dr
South side of hotel
10:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
O'Hare Airport

Kiss-n-Fly lot Bessie Coleman Drive, beyond rental return area

11:05 a.m. 1:10 p.m.
Gurnee Mcdonalds parking lot
SW corner of Grand Ave 
and Dilley's Rd
11:40 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Kenosha McDonalds parking lot off 
I-94/Hwy 50 exit
12214 75th St
12:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* registration will open after Winter Break 

** there is an expectation of timeliness on students' behalf, as the bus drivers are on a strict schedule and cannot wait for late arrivals