50 Year Reunion

Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50 Year Reunion on April 25-27, 2024. 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 the President’s Reception, the 50-Year Club recognition luncheon, the All-Alumni Tent Party, the 50-Year Reception and more. To top it all off: the reunion takes place during Relays, so you know the Drake spirit will be all around.

Event Details

When: April 25—27, 2024
Where: Drake University
Tickets: $100/person before Feb. 29, $130/person after

Weekend Schedule

Who's Attending?

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Hotel Information

We have secured hotel room blocks with discounted pricing at the area hotels listed below. Contact the hotel of your choice by March 25, 2024, to secure your room. The blocks are listed under Drake University 50th Reunion.

Hotel Blocks

Digital Memory Book

Take part in your Digital Memory Book! It’s a fun way to re-connect with classmates and learn more about what they have been up to since you left Drake fifty years ago.

Create Memory Book Page

Tips & FAQs

Class Gift

Your 50th reunion provides a special opportunity to support Drake with a gift towards the class gift. The Class of 1974 Reunion Committee has established a class goal of raising $2,000,000 and a 15% participation rate to celebrate the milestone anniversary. Your gift of any amount to any area of Drake will count toward this goal.

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Virtual Overview - Reunion Weekend

Learn more about the reunion events and hear answers to commonly asked questions on our virtual overview. Please note, the various sections and FAQs are accessible by the video progress bar should you wish to skip to a particular area of interest.

Committee Members

Class of 1974 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Mary (Welgos) Brooks & Paul Schickler
Committee Members: Jayne (Reeg) Carlson, Wayne Ford, Tim Franson, Teri (Hutton) Gruss, Doug Meyer, John Pringle, Dean Rowland

Past Event

Every year, Drake welcomes back alumni celebrating their 50th Reunion. During the weekend, the newest class is inducted into the 50-Year Club, which includes all alumni out of school 50 years or more. Enjoy a look at our reunion in 2023 to get a sense of what you can look forward to in April 2024!

2023 50th Reunion — Class of 1973
Photos: President's Reception | 50-Year Induction Lunch | 50-Year Club Reception

Registration

The registration fee for 50th Reunion Weekend is $100/person before Feb. 29, $130/person after, regardless of how many events you attend. Your ticket cost includes event registration and all subsequent events, however this does not include tickets for the Drake Relays, which are sold separately.

Questions? Contact Courtney Conrad, Assistant Director of Signature Programs, at 515-271-3378 or courtney.conrad@drake.edu.

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