50 Year Reunion

Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50 Year Reunion on April 27-29, 2023. 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, the 50-Year Club recognition luncheon, the All-Alumni Tent Party, the 50-Year Club 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 27—29, 2023
Where: Drake University
Tickets: $100/person before Feb. 28, $130/person after

Weekend Schedule

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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 27, 2023, 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.

Memory Book

Tips & FAQs

Donations

Your 50th reunion provides a special opportunity to support Drake with a gift towards the class gift. The Class of 1973 Reunion Committee has established a class goal of raising $750,000 and a 14% participation rate to celebrate the milestone anniversary. Your gift of any amount to any area of Drake will count toward this goal.

Give Now

Committee Members

Class of 1973 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Rudy Trebels & Kathy (Chandler) Miller
Committee Members: Jennifer (Jewett) Dilley, Denny Drake, Jack Hauser, Shirley Loeffler, Bob Luxen, Doug Sauter, Randy Stolt, Mike Thomas, Dudley Thompson, Frank Ursini, Larry Zimpleman

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 2022 to get a sense of what you can look forward to in April 2023!

2022 50 Reunion — Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972
Photos: 50 Reunion Induction Lunch | 2022 50 Reunion Photos and Memories | President's Reception

Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note in order to register you are required to select a ticket quantity for the first option "50 Year Reunion Weekend". Registration packets and name tags will be available Thursday at check-in and throughout the weekend at each reunion event.

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.

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

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Thursday April 27
IMPORTANT: Please note in order to register you are required to select a ticket quantity for this option.
This is your all inclusive registration for weekend.
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$100.00
 
Thursday April 27
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 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reception for reunion attendees with President Marty Martin.
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Friday April 28
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
50-Year-Club Induction Lunch.
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Saturday April 29
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Special lecture for reunion attendees
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Saturday April 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Casual lunch
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Saturday April 29
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual tour of campus
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Saturday April 29
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome the newest members into the 50-Year-Club with a hosted reception.
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Event registration summary
50 Year Reunion Weekend April 2023:
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$100.00
50 Year Reunion Tours of Alumni House April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion Presidents Reception April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion Induction Lunch April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion Back to Class April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion Saturday Lunch April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion Virtual Campus Tour April 2023:
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$0.00
50 Year Reunion 50-Year-Club Reception April 2023:
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$0.00
Donation:
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