University Advancement

Bulldogs can't always stay in
Des Moines

The Office of Alumni Relations hosts events all over the country to bring the Drake experience to you!


Browse our list of events to find one in your area! 

Wednesday, Feb 22
Drake Bulldogs vs. Loyola Ramblers Pre-Game Party
Join fellow Chicago area alumni for a pre-game party before the Drake Men's Basketball team take on the Loyola Ramblers.

Friday, February 24
Drake Women's Basketball vs. UNI
Enjoy discounted tickets as the Drake Women's Basketball team takes on in-state rival, UNI! Be sure to wear pink as we raise awareness for breast cancer! 

Wednesday, March 1
Let's DU Lunch
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 19th's season of Let's DU Lunch.  March's session will feature Joe Stevens, Cofounder and CEO of Joppa Outreach. 

March 2–5
Drake Men's Basketball MVC Tournament
Cheer the Bulldogs to victory at this year's MVC Arch Madness Tournament! Join fellow Drake alumni and fans for a pre-game rally three hours before each MVC game. 

March 9-12
Drake Women's Basketball MVC tournament
Your Drake Bulldogs are gearing up for a championship run in the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament in Moline, Illinois. 

Monday, March 27
Bucksbaum Lecture
Attend the 38th Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series to hear poets Billy Collins and Clint Smith. 

Friday, March 31
Alumni at the Iowa Wild
Enjoy Iowa's favorite hockey team and join Drake alumni for a night at the Iowa Wild. Wear your "Drake Blue" while you cheer on the Wild. Take advantage of ticket, food, and drink specials, including $2 beer night. 

Wednesday, April 5
Let's DU Lunch
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 19th's season of Let's DU Lunch.  April's session will feature Marty Martin, Drake President, and Blake Bolden, Director of Drake Relays. 
 

April 23-29
Relays Week
Outside of one of the world's best track-and-field meets, the Drake Relays has something for everyone. Bulldogs returning home can reconnect with campus, classmates and friends. 

Friday, April 28
Pie & Alumni Event
While you're back on campus for Relays, stop by Medbury Honors Lounge for some pastry-fueled networking at our annual Pie and Alumni event! This event is open to Honors Program alumni, students, and professors. 

Saturday, April 29
Young Alumni Brunch
Our young alumni are invited to the Alumni House on Saturday morning to enjoy a social brunch and breakfast bar and mingle with classmates from recent graduation years. 

Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29
Golden Reunion
The classes of 1957 and 1967 are invited to relive old memories and make new ones at their reunions held during the 108th Drake Relays.

Wednesday, May 3
Let's DU Lunch
Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership invite you to join us for the 19th's season of Let's DU Lunch.  May's session will feature Erin Kiernan, JO'96, news anchor with WHO TV - Channel 13. 
 

Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-June 1
Vineyards & Vignettes Alumni Cruise
Join alumni and friends for the annual Drake cruise hosted by the Associate Vice President of University Advancement, Diane (Anagnos) Caldbeck, ED '72, and Bill Caldbeck, BN '70 -- an eight-night odyssey from Lisbon to London