Black Alumni Reunion Weekend

Gather with us and celebrate Bulldog pride and the Black community at Drake University during the Black Alumni Reunion. Reconnect with classmates, explore campus, have fun with friends, old and new, and enjoy the 111th Drake Relays, also taking place during the weekend.

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Event Details

When: April 24-26, 2020
Where: Drake University

Schedule

Friday, April 24

Check-In
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni House, 2700 University Ave.

Mama’s Cookin’
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.
Location: BCC - Black Cultural Center, 1149 28th St.
Join fellow alumni and current Black students to celebrate a tradition of some soul food favorites and networking at the BCC.

City Tour: Explore Des Moines
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Departure Location: TBD
See what’s changed and what hasn’t around the city of Des Moines. (Tour will be via bus.)

Drake Relays Track and Field Events
8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Drake Stadium
Tickets: draketix.com

2020 Gala: An Evening of Black Excellence
Time: 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Celebrate the night away with a formal dinner, drinks, entertainment, music, and dancing.

Saturday, April 25

Campus Tour
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Departure Location: Alumni House, 2700 University Ave

Black Alumni Tent Party
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of 27th St. and Forest Ave.

Drake Relays Step Show
Time: (evening) TBD
Location: TBD
Marvel at the rhythm and precision on display at the annual Step Show with Pan-Hellenic organizations, in collaboration with the alumni Greek community.

Sunday, April 26

Fellowship & Brunch
Time: 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: Corinthian Baptist Church, 814 School Street, Des Moines, IA
Share in the fellowship of Black Drake alumni for a Sunday service and brunch.


This schedule is subject to change and more information will be shared as the event date gets closer.

 

Hotel Blocks

Hotel blocks will be available. Encourage alumni to take hotel shuttles since parking is limited on campus.


Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Campus, 1050 6th Ave, DSM

1.5 miles from Drake | Shuttle service: 6 am-11 pm
$135/night
Book your room by calling (515) 283-0151, or online at the link below.

Book Online


Hyatt Place DSM Downtown, 418 6th Ave, DSM

2 miles from Drake | Shuttle service
$145/night
Book your room by calling (800) 993-2451, or online at the link below.

Book Online


DSM Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, DSM

1.8 miles from Drake | Shuttle service
$155/night
Book your room by calling (515) 245-5500, or online at the link below.

Book Online


AC Hotel DSM East Village, 401 E Grand, DSM

3.5 miles from Drake | Shuttle service: 5 am-midnight
$169/night
Book your room by calling (515) 518-6060, or online at the link below.

Book Online

 

Alumni Relays Events

Watch for more information about University-wide alumni events, including the All-Alumni Tent Party, Young Alumni Brunch, Alumni Awards ceremony, school reunions, and more.

 

Black Alumni Reunion Facebook Group

Meet the Reunion Planning Committee

Like the Black Alumni Facebook Page


Questions? Contact Keesha Ward, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at keesha.ward@drake.edu or 515-271-1947.

 

Registration

In order to register you are required to select a ticket quantity for the Black Alumni Reunion Weekend and then you can check the events you plan to attend during the weekend. 

Note: Separate events during the weekend do not incur additional cost.

 

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Friday April 24
Black Alumni Reunion Weekend: April 24-26, 2020. All inclusive registration for the entire weekend.
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$85.00
The Early Bird Rate is available until December 31, 2019. Following this date, the registration rate will return to the standard rate of $100.
 
Friday April 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Black Alumni Reunion Check in at the Alumni House
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Friday April 24
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Black Alumni Reunion Mama's Cookin' April 2020
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Friday April 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Black Alumni Reunion Guided Tour of Des Moines
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Friday April 24
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Black Alumni Reunion 2020 Gala: An Evening of Black Excellence
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Saturday April 25
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Black Alumni Reunion Guided Tour of Campus
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Saturday April 25
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Black Alumni Reunion Tent Party April 2020
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Saturday April 25
Black Alumni Reunion Step Show
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Sunday April 26
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Black Alumni Reunion Fellowship & Brunch
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Event registration summary
Black Alumni Reunion Weekend:
Early Bird Rate
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$85.00
Standard Rate
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$100.00
Check-In:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Mama's Cookin':
Standard Rate
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$0.00
City Tour:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Gala: An Evening of Black Excellence:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Campus Tour:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Tent Party:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Step Show:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Fellowship & Brunch:
Standard Rate
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$0.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
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