University Advancement

2017 Golden Reunion

50/60 Reunion
April 26–28, 2018

This spring marks a special celebration for two very distinguished groups of Drake alumni. It’s been several decades since the classes of 1958 and 1968 walked across the stage to receive hard-earned diplomas, but you haven't forgotten that moment–or the many experiences building up to it. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus to celebrate your 50 or 60-year reunion, and to see how Drake—and each other—have changed over the years, and to reconnect with special friends. 

 

Weekend Schedule

Thursday, April 26

Check-in & Tours of Alumni House
12–3 p.m. 
Alumni House
2700 University Ave. 

Back to Class
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Details TBD
Step back into the classroom and learn from some of Drake's finest faculty. 

Alumni Awards Reception
4:30 p.m. Reception
5:15 p.m. Program
Old Main–Levitt Hall and Sheslow Auditorium 

Reception for 50/60 Reunion Attendees & Alumni Awards Recipients
6:30–8 p.m.
President's Home
227 37th St, Des Moines


Friday, April 27

Des Moines City Art & Architecture Tour
10 a.m. 
Bus leaves from the Alumni House

50-Year Club Induction and 60-Year Anniversary Recognition
Lunch with National Alumni Board, Alumni Award Recipients, and SAA
11:30 a.m.
Cowles Library Reading Room

Drake Relays Track-and-Field Events
8 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Drake Stadium
Ticket Information

All-Alumni Tent Party
5–9 p.m.
Olmsted Parking Lot

Drake Relays Track-and-Field Events
5–9 p.m.
Drake Stadium
Ticket Information

 

Saturday, April 28

Back to Class
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Lunch
12–1 p.m.
Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Campus Tour
1–2 p.m.
Tour leaves from Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Drake Relays Track-and-Field Events
Drake Stadium
Ticket Information 
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Greek Reunion Tent Party
Olmsted Parking Lot
4–8 p.m.

50 Year Club Dinner
Join fellow 50-year club members in dinner, celebration, and dancing in Parents Hall, Olmsted.
6–9:30 p.m. 

This is a tentative schedule and subject to change. 

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Hotel Information

Candlewood Suites
7625 Office Plaza Dr. West Des Moines
515-221-0001, Call for $129/night. 
Mention Drake 50/60 Year Reunion
Release Date is 3/26/18

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village
401 E Grand Ave. Des Moines

515-518-6060, Call for $199/night
Parking $18/night
Mention Drake Alumni Relations
Release Date 3/26/18

Hampton Inn & Suites
120 SW Water St. Des Moines

515-244-1650, Call for $139/night
Parking $15/night
Mention Drake 50/60 Year Reunion
Release date is 3/29/18

Hyatt Place
418 6th Ave. Des Moines

515-282-5555, Call for $179/night
Mention Drake 50/60 Year Reunion
Release date is 3/26/18