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!   

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

Tuesday, August 15
Drake Me Out to the Ballgame, Twin Cities
Join Minnesota Alumni at their regional Drake Me Out to the Ballgame at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.