Please note: The 2020 Drake Relays have been postponed. This postponement also impacts all alumni programming scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Relays, including this event. Please visit our announcement for more details.


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, and indicate you would like to attend both events.

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Who's Coming?


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!


Event Details

When: April 23-25, 2020
Where: Drake University
Tickets: $100/person

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


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