Drake University Calendar

Events

April 15 - May 14, 2024

Monday, April 15

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Drake University Women's Golf at MVC Championships https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13177&sport_id=16

Old Main

The Drake University Center for Professional Studies is pleased to offer a three day program that brings a wide array of competencies supporting the art of...

9am
Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 16

2024 Sapphire  Awards poster with Griff II picture

Come celebrate with your colleagues at this year's Sapphire Awards on Tuesday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cowles Reading Room. This annual event, hosted...

Provost's Social

Please join us again this year for the Provost's Drake Socials. These family-friendly events provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues in a relaxed...

BIPOC Women(+) Healing Circles

These healing circles are focused on cultivating a space of connection, healing, and belonging as we hold space for various shared experiences that impact...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball at UNI TV: ESPN+ Streaming Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/b726012c-12b1-44a9-8c1b-fced3b5681e5 ...

OCD Support Group

Everyone is Welcome! Regardless of if you are diagnosed with OCD or not. Join if you would like to learn more about OCD or ways to support yourself or...

Wednesday, April 17

InterVarsity Community Night

Weekly meeting for InterVarsity (faith group)

Friday, April 19

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Men's Tennis vs The Summit League Championships https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13158&sport_id=9

Zimpleman 2024 Business for Good Summit

Join influential thought leaders and industry pioneers as they showcase how business can be a force for good in our rapidly evolving world. Drake’s first...

Griff promoting BUILD - Bulldogs United in Learning and Development

Do you move stuff around your work or living environment, but feel as if things are “cluttered” or take too much time trying to find what you want or are...

12pm
Virtual Event
Community Engaged Learning Open Office Hours

Do you want to talk to someone about ways to get involved in the community? Looking for a volunteer opportunity but not sure where to start? Want to turn...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Bradley TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13232&sport_id=11

Saturday, April 20

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Drake University Women's Tennis vs Belmont - Senior Day https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13263&sport_id=19

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Women's Soccer vs William Penn https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13272&sport_id=18

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Bradley TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13233&sport_id=11

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Women's Soccer vs St. Cloud State https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13273&sport_id=18

Sunday, April 21

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Men's Golf at MVC Championships https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13164&sport_id=7

People running in the Drake Road Races

The 56th edition of the Drake Road Races will take to the streets of Des Moines on Sunday, April 21, marking the official start to Relays Week. With three...

Drake Road Races Cheer Challenge

The 2024 Drake Road Races will be held outside Drake Stadium and finish on the Blue Oval. To celebrate participating athletes, student clubs/organizations...

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Drake University Women's Tennis vs Belmont - Senior Day https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13263&sport_id=19

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Drake University Softball vs Bradley TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13234&sport_id=11

Patch the 2023 Beautiful Bulldog Contest Winner sitting on the BBC throne.

This year, the historic Drake Road Races will be followed that same afternoon by the world-famous Beautiful Bulldog Contest presented by Ramsey Subaru where...

Monday, April 22

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Men's Golf at MVC Championships https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13164&sport_id=7

Coffee With Counselors

Stop by for a chance to chat with our counselors, get answers to questions related to mental health, and receive free coffee from our local coffee...

Old Main

The Drake University Center for Professional Studies is pleased to offer a three day program that brings a wide array of competencies supporting the art of...

9am
Virtual Event
Drake Hillel

Hillel will be hosting the first night of Passover! It will be at 6 pm on Monday, April 22nd in Levitt Hall. There will be a service that lasts around 45...

Vault at Jordan Creek

The Drake Relays will host a pole vault competition, Vault at Jordan Creek, at the Center Court area of Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines for the...

Tuesday, April 23

Drake Relays Presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom

Stop by in between classes to receive this year's Relays t-shirts and tote bags. There will be a limited quantity, so be sure to get yours ASAP!

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs UNI TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13235&sport_id=11

Spike running across the finish line at Grand Blue Mile

Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in downtown Des Moines, the Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest’s premier community street run for all ages and...

Student blowing foam at the camera at the 2023 Relays Foam Pit Party

Lights! Live Music! Foam?! Bring your friends and connect with your fellow students outside Olmsted for a unique and memorable party. This event is dependent...

Wednesday, April 24

Drake Relays

Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Friday, April 26. This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated...

Male Drake student competing in indoor shotput.

The Drake Relays Team Shot Put Showcase debuted last year and will be back inside the historic Drake Fieldhouse to be headlined once again by Drake Relays...

InterVarsity Community Night

Weekly meeting for InterVarsity (faith group)

Thursday, April 25

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

Drake Relays

Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Friday, April 26. This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated...

Relays Recharge

Relays week is a fun way to celebrate being a Bulldog. Halfway through the week you may want to get recharged for more events! Psi Chi and NAMI on Campus is...

2023 Alumni Awards

Every year, Drake University bestows outstanding alumni with the Alumni Awards. All are invited to attend the awards ceremony recognizing this year's winners.

Group of Drake University alumni at the 2023 Let's DU Drinks event

Join fellow alumni and start your Drake Relays weekend at the Alumni tent on Thursday night! The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Drake Track...

Dodgeball

The Student Activities Board is collaborating with DrakeRec this year to host a dodgeball tournament. To play, you must sign-up through the DrakeRec app with...

Turner Center Jazz Orchestra Presents: Rhapsody in Blue – 100 Years

More inforation available on the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra wesbite. Tickets can be purchased here:...

Friday, April 26

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

Drake Relays

Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Friday, April 26. This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Women's Tennis at Missouri Valley Conference https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13264&sport_id=19

All-Alumni Tent Party

Gather with ALL Alumni Bulldogs and meet old friends, make new connections, and celebrate together. It's every class, every school, every college under one...

Paint It Black with the Coalition of Black Students (CBS)

The tradition of Paint It Black began in November of 2018 when the Drake community gathered on Painted Street to cover student organizations' squares with...

School of Education Alumni Gathering

Please join us for a School of Education alumni gathering during the All-Alumni Tent Party during Relays! Register at the link to receive a complimentary...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball at UIC TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13236&sport_id=11

Saturday, April 27

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

Drake Relays

Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Friday, April 26. This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Rowing at Creighton https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13106&sport_id=32

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Women's Tennis at Missouri Valley Conference https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13264&sport_id=19

Close-up of shoes on a person running

Join Fleet Feet Des Moines, owned by fellow alumni Andy Roat JO’83, for their Saturday Social Run/Walk to keep the excitement going during Drake Relays.

Group of Alumni at the 2023 Young Alumni Brunch

What's the best way to spend the Saturday morning of Relays? If you're from the classes of 2013-2023, it's at the Young Alumni Brunch!

Alum petting Griff II at the 2023 LGBTQ+ Alumni Event.

In between all of the festivities, come to the Turner Jazz Center and relax at our casual LGBTQ+ Alumni Mixer hosted by the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association.

BCMB 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Drake University Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program. Reconnect with former...

Aerial view of Old Main on Drake University's campus.

No matter when you graduated, join us on this tour of DrakeÕs campus to hear how campus has transformed since you were a student. YouÕll learn about campus...

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Drake University Softball at UIC TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13237&sport_id=11

Two Drake Alumni sitting together at the Black Alumni Reunion 2023

Come join the Black Alumni Association for a party Saturday afternoon! Enjoy good company and take a stroll down memory lane with Drake fellow alums and...

CPHS Alumni & Friends Gathering

Looking for a place to watch the Relays? Join the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in SCB 301!

CPHS Relays Watch Party

Come join other CPHS alumni for a Relays watch party up in SCB 301!

Meredith Hall

Join us in celebrating the revitalization of Meredith Hall during Drake Relays weekend. Reconnect with former classmates, alumni and faculty while...

Sunday, April 28

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball at UIC TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13238&sport_id=11

Monday, April 29

Classes resume

This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Tuesday, April 30

Harkin Retirement Security Symposium Icon. Piggy bank with a sprout coming out of it.

Event Summary Whether you’re budgeting for the present or planning for your retirement, managing your finances can be an overwhelming task. That’s why The...

Wednesday, May 1

Hubbell Dining Hall

Join colleagues from across campus for low-key $5 lunch the first Wednesday of each month! Members of All Staff Council's Events & Community Service...

Griff promoting BUILD - Bulldogs United in Learning and Development

Whether you are new to the University or a seasoned employee, a campus tour is a great way to explore Drake’s beautiful campus, architectural buildings, and...

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Iowa State TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13239&sport_id=11

InterVarsity Community Night

Weekly meeting for InterVarsity (faith group)

Thursday, May 2

Drake Theatre Arts Presents: Stop Kiss

"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two...

Underrepresented Composers Recital

Recital featuring strings & chamber works from historically underrepresented composers. Livestream link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCo8_AZmzNmx9PNASlT6HbDA

Friday, May 3

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Belmont TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13240&sport_id=11

Drake Theatre Arts Presents: Stop Kiss

"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two...

Saturday, May 4

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Rowing at Iowa https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13107&sport_id=32

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Belmont TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13241&sport_id=11

Drake Theatre Arts Presents: Stop Kiss

"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two...

Sunday, May 5

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Belmont TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13242&sport_id=11

Drake Theatre Arts Presents: Stop Kiss

"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two...

Monday, May 6

QPR Training: Suicide Prevention

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the...

Tuesday, May 7

BIPOC Women(+) Healing Circles

These healing circles are focused on cultivating a space of connection, healing, and belonging as we hold space for various shared experiences that impact...

Wednesday, May 8

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Missouri Valley Conference TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13243&sport_id=11

InterVarsity Community Night

Weekly meeting for InterVarsity (faith group)

Thursday, May 9

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Missouri Valley Conference TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13243&sport_id=11

CPHS Pinning Ceremony

The CPHS Pinning Ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9th. It is a closed ceremony for CPHS students only. More information will be sent to...

Friday, May 10

Day free for study

This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Athletic Feed Use ONLY

Drake University Softball vs Missouri Valley Conference TV: ESPN+ https://godrakebulldogs.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=13243&sport_id=11

Monday, May 13

Final evaluation period

This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Provost's Social

Please join us again this year for the Provost's Drake Socials. These family-friendly events provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues in a relaxed...

Tuesday, May 14

Final evaluation period

This is a date from Drake University's official Academic Calendar, which is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

April 15 - May 14, 2024