University Advancement

 

 50/60 REUNION

Somewhere on campus, there are pieces of you that remain, woven into the Drake experiences before you, and entwined with those that came after. That tapestry is family. You’ll rediscover those remarkable moments—and probably some familiar faces—when you come home this spring. 

We’ve got a special celebration planned. This year we’re marking the Class of 1969’s 50th anniversary and the Class of 1959’s 60th. Such milestones are an occasion to gather with old friends and revel in the strong bonds of Bulldog spirit. We took care of the details and put together a memorable weekend. 

Pricing  Cost to attend is $100/person, but if you register before February 15, 2019, you can receive a $15 early bird discount! Registration will open following a formal invitation in December

Hotel Blocks  Rooms are available at the following locations. Contact them before March 25, 2019, to secure your room and be sure to specify the "Drake University 50/60 Reunion block." 

     Hampton Inn & Suites has ten rooms blocked at $139/night+$15/night parking. Contact them at 515-244-1650.
     Hyatt Place has ten rooms blocked at $184/night. Contact them at 515-282-5555. 
     Candlewood Suites has ten rooms blocked at $119/night. Contact them at 515-221-0001. 

Questions? Contact Cathy Williams with Alumni Relations at (515) 271-2769 or cathy.williams@drake.edu

Tentative Reunion Schedule for Thursday, April 25
Check-In, 9 AM—3 PM  Check in at the Alumni House located at 2700 University Ave.    
Back to Class, 12:30–3:30 PM Experience a class on Drake's campus once again.     
Alumni Awards Reception, 4:30—6:30 PM Attend a reception and program honoring award recipients.
Reception at President’s Home, 6:30–8 PM Mingle with President and Laura Martin, Alumni Award Winners, and fellow 50/60 attendees.   
Tentative Reunion Schedule for Friday, April 26
Des Moines City Art & Architecture Tour, 10 AM See how Des Moines has changed since you graduated. 
50-Year Club Induction and 60-Year Recognition, 11:30 AM Enjoy lunch while getting honored for this monumental reunion.
University Archives Open House, 1:30–4 PM Look through photos of campus taken during your time here. 
Drake Relays Track & Field Events, 8–3:45 PM Head over to the Blue Oval to see world-class athletes in action.
All Alumni Tent Party, 4–8 PM Come together under one tent with alumni of all ages and majors.
Drake Relays Track & Field Events, 5–9 PM Head over to the Blue Oval to see world-class athletes in action.
Tentative Reunion Schedule for Saturday, April 27
Back To Class, 10:30 AM—12 PM Experience a class on Drake's campus once again.   
Lunch and Campus Tour, 12—2 PM Enjoy lunch prior to a tour of campus.
Drake Relays Track & Field Events, 6—9:30 PM Head over to the Blue Oval to see world-class athletes in action.
50 Year Club Dinner, 6—9:30 PM Enjoy a celebration to honor you and your fellow 50-Year Club members.