Drake University Calendar

Olmsted Center

The Olmsted Center is a hub of student activity at Drake. From early morning studying to late-night programming, the building is always busy during the semester.  The Olmsted Center offers recreational facilities, a coffee-shop, event spaces, study areas, and also houses many university departments. 

2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311

Place Type

On Campus


515- 271-3711



Upcoming Events

When A Good Case Fall Apart

Survivor Prosecutor Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner An inspiring panel discussion walking through a criminal case, the outcome and the impact it has made.

10/16 6:30pm
National Transfer Student Week: Vision Boards

Crafty or not, join us to create a vision board and have fun with fellow transfer students. All supplies provided -- just bring creativity and your sense of...

10/23 3pm
BUILD Class: How to Declutter Your Life

We've all got clutter. It is one of those things that we think about and put on a to-do list to tackle, but we just never seem to find time. On the surface...

10/24 2pm
The Hawley Foundation Lecture 2019 by John August "Professionalism in the Age of the Influencer"

John August is a screenwriter and a novelist. His screenwriting credits include the live-action Aladdin, Go, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the...

10/24 8pm
Student Open Office Hours - Dean of Students

Dean of Students, Jerry Parker, will host monthly open office hours at the Starbucks in Olmsted to meet with students to answer questions and/or discuss...

10/25 9am

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Autumn Osia

Autumn Osia left a positive review 4/23/2019

The people were really nice and food was good!

Tracy Davies

Tracy Davies left a positive review 4/4/2019

Thanks so much for all the great information. This event was time well-spent!

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes left a positive review 4/1/2019

Great chance to learn about resources and to help build my support team.

Giada Morresi

Giada Morresi left a positive review 2/25/2019

Love comedy

Dorothy Pisarski

Dorothy Pisarski left a positive review 11/8/2018

The speaker was incredibly intelligent and an expert in the topic. He brought so many details to light, and he fielded questions easily. The event brought together students, faculty, staff, and many community members.

Lynn McCool

Lynn McCool left a positive review 2/11/2019

I really appreciated the practical and specific information shared by the trainer. This was a great class, and I'm really happy to receive the Red Cross certification.

Lynn McCool

Lynn McCool left a positive review 2/10/2019

The trainer was knowledgeable and made the class enjoyable.

Dick Daswick

Dick Daswick left a positive review 11/30/2018

This is the second year for us, and we really love it!

Judy Russell

Judy Russell left a positive review 11/30/2018

Fabulous evening! Thank you!

Taylor Burkhead

Taylor Burkhead left a positive review 10/10/2018

Thanks for this opportunity. Makes voting easy.