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!    

September 22-24, 2017
Parents & Family Weekend
Each year we welcome the extended Bulldog family for a taste of the life their students are experiencing.  

September 23, 2017
Drake Legacy Photo
If you are a Drake Alumni, bring your Drake student and join us on the Agora in Helmick Commons at 12 PM for a Legacy photo.

Wednesday, October 4
Let's DU Lunch
Join Niko Medved, Head Coach for the Drake University Men's Basketball, and Jennie Baraczyk, Head Coach for the Drake University Women's Basketball team. 

Monday, October 30
Bulldogs in D.C. 
Join fellow Washington D.C. alumni for an evening with President Marty Martin.

Wednesday, November 1
Let's DU Lunch
Join Craige Wrenn, Department Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Administrative Science Program at Drake University; and Sally Haack, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Practice at Drake University. 

Saturday, November 4
Drake Football @ University of San Diego
Area alumni are invited to a tailgate before the Bulldogs take on USD. 

Tuesday, November 14
Bucksbaum Lecture
Join us for an evening with Douglas Brinkley – Des Moines

Thursday, November 16
Student & Alumni Networking
Gilroy's in Des Moines – More information to come. 

Monday, December 11
Drake University MBB vs. University of Minnesota 
Join us for a pre-game rally and the game! – More information to come. 

Saturday, December 16
Hy-Vee Classic
Pre-game Rally in Des Moines – More information to come. 

January TBD
J-Term Networking Event
Washington D.C. – More information to come. 

Wednesday, February 7
Men's Basketball vs. Loyola 
Pre-game celebration and game, Chicago, IL – More information to come. 

Saturday, February 10
National Game Watch
Men's Basketball vs. UNI – More information to come. 

March 1–4, 2018
Men's MVC Tournament
St. Louis, MO – More information to come. 

March 8–11, 2018
Women's MVC Tournament
Moline, IL – More information to come. 

Wednesday, March 7
Let's DU Lunch 
Des Moines – More information to come. 

April 5-6, 2018
ALL IN Campaign
More information to come. 

April 26–28, 2018
50/60 Year Reunion
A special celebration for two distinguished groups of Drake Alumni: The classes of 1958 and 1968.