University Advancement

Bulldogs don'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, February 20
Bulldogs in Naples
Join fellow Naples-area alumni to mix, mingle, and celebrate with President Marty Martin. 

Thursday, February 21
Bulldogs Jazz Ensemble in Chicago
Enjoy an evening of music from Drake University’s Jazz Ensemble.

Tuesday, February 26
Drake Relays x Track Guy: Des Moines
Join Relays Director Blake Boldon and Mike Jay at Confluence Brewing Co. to hear stories from Relays champions and Drake alumni, Rick Wanamaker, JO’70, and Brogan Austin, AS’15, GR’17.

Tuesday, March 5
Chicago ABC7 Studio Tour
Drake University Chicago Regional Alumni Board invites Chicago-area alumni to join them for a tour of ABC7.

Tuesday, March 5
Let's DU Lunch 
Enjoy a lunch and learn with Steve Lacy, Executive Chairman of the Meredith Corporation. 

March 7–10, 2019
Men's Basketball MVC Tournament - Arch Madness Pre Game Rally
Join fellow Drake alumni and fans for a pre-game rally three hours before each Drake game.

March 14–17, 2019
Women's Basketball MVC Tournament - Hoops in the Heartland Pre Game Rally
Join fellow Drake alumni and fans for a pre-game rally three hours before each Drake game.

Tuesday, April 2
Let's DU Lunch 
Enjoy a lunch and learn with Erin Bell, Drake's Live Mascot Director. 

Monday, April 22
40th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
This is prime time for area Bulldogs to show off their stuff or do tricks. The 2019 Beautiful Bulldog will serve as the Drake Relays mascot for one year.

April 25-27, 2019
50/60 Reunion
Alumni from 1959 and 1969 are invited back to campus to celebrate reunion and reconnect with former classmates. 

Tuesday, May 7
Let's DU Lunch 
Enjoy a lunch and learn with Joesph Jones, Executive Director of the Harkin Institute. 

May 4–5, 2019
Choir Reunion
Join your fellow choir alumni for a reunion and send-off concert for Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier before her retirement. 

Sunday, June 23
Drake Night @ Music Under the Stars
Join fellow Drake alumni and friends for Drake Night at Music Under the Stars on Sunday, June 23.

Friday, June 28
Chicago Alumni Golf Outing
Join your fellow Chicago-area alumni for the Chicago Alumni Golf Outing on Friday, June 28.