50/60 Reunion

50- and 60-year milestones are something to celebrate, and to the classes of 1960 and 1970: 2020 is your year! Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50/60 Reunion on April 23-25, 2020. It’s a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling college days, and making new memories. You'll rediscover Drake and strengthen your connections to the Drake community as you attend a host of events, including receptions, a tour Des Moines, the 50-Year Club and 60-Year Anniversary recognition luncheon, a “Back to Class” lecture, the All-Alumni Tent Party, the 50-Year Club Dinner, and more. To top it all off: the reunion takes place during Relays, so you know the Drake spirit will be all around. Black Alumni: The Black Alumni Reunion is also taking place during Relays! If you would like to attend both, register for the 50/60 Reunion and then reach out to Cathy Williams, assistant director of signature programs, at 515-271-2769 or cathy.williams@drake.edu, and indicate you would like to attend both events.

 

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Event Details

When: April 23-25, 2020
Where: Drake University

Class Gift

You are invited to make a contribution to our class gifts. Contributions will support scholarships, athletics, academic programs, student organizations, and more. Make a gift here. Indicate your class year and that you are giving to your class gift in the comments section of the giving form. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting Drake!

 

Weekend Schedule

Hotel Blocks

Memory Book

 

Past Event

Every year, Drake Alumni Relations hosts the 50/60 Reunion for the classes celebrating their 50th and 60th reunions. During the weekend, the newest class is inducted into the 50-Year Club, which includes all alumni out of school 50 years or more, and the 60-year class celebrates their 60-year anniversary.

2019 50/60 Reunion—Classes of 1959 and 1969
Photos: 50/60 Induction Lunch | 50-Year Club Dinner | 2019 50/60 Reunion Photos and Memories
Memory Book: Classes of 1959 and 1969 Memory Book 

Questions? Contact Cathy Williams, assistant director of signature programs, at 515-271-2769 or cathy.williams@drake.edu.

 

Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note in order to register you are required to select a ticket quantity for the first option "50/60 Reunion Weekend". This is the all inclusive ticket registration. Subsequent events checked following this option are just to notify our staff what events you plan to attend during the weekend and do not incur an additional cost. Your ticket cost includes event registration and all subsequent events, however this does not include tickets for the Drake Relays, which are sold separately.

Early Bird registration tickets are $85 and are available until February 15, 2020. Regular registration tickets are $100 and will be available on Februrary 15, 2020. 

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Thursday April 23
50/60 Reunion Weekend - April 23-25, 2020. All Inclusive Registration for the weekend.
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Thursday April 23
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Check-in to receive your welcome packet and nametag and take a tour of the Alumni House.
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Thursday April 23
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Alumni Awards reception and program to present awards to outstanding alumni.
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Thursday April 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Reception at President and Laura Martin's home with reunion attendees and alumni award recipients.
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Friday April 24
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Bus tour of the city of Des Moines.
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Friday April 24
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
50 year club induction, 60 year anniversary recognition, and lunch with National Alumni Board and SAA.
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Friday April 24
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Step back in time with Drake artifacts and pictures.
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Saturday April 25
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Special lecture for reunion attendees with Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine Caufield.
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Saturday April 25
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Casual lunch with a brief update on campus from Vice President for Advancement, John Smith, AS'92, GR'00.
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Saturday April 25
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual tour of campus with Diane Caldbeck, ED'72.
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Saturday April 25
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Welcome the newest members - the Class of 1970 - into the 50-Year Club and celebrate 'veteren' 50-Year Club members, including our Diamond Reunion attendees, the Class of 1960.
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Event registration summary
50/60 Reunion Weekend:
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$100.00
Early Bird Rate
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$85.00
Check in & Tours of Alumni House:
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Alumni Awards:
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Reception at President’s Home:
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Des Moines City Highlights Tour:
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Induction and Recognition Lunch:
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University Archives Open House:
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Back to Class:
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Saturday Lunch:
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Virtual Campus Tour:
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50 Year Club Dinner:
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Donation:
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