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

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