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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

Thanksgiving Lunch

Join us for a Thanksgiving Feast in Parent's Hall on Wednesday! Featuring the Drake Chamber Choir singing Renaissance music and Christmas Carols. This will...

11/14 11am
Student Teaching Panel

Come listen to current and recent student teachers share about their experiences! There will be student teachers from both elementary and secondary speaking...

11/14 7pm
The Comparison Project: The “Miracle” Problem: A Lakota Thought Experiment

Fritz Detwiler is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Adrian College, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He is a charter member of the Society...

11/15 7pm
BUILD About Benefits

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa Representatives, Drake Benefit Consultants and Human Resources staff will be present to answer your questions...

11/19 9am
Grant Writing Research Session: Program Evaluation, Ensuring Fidelity of Implementation and Overall Project Outcomes.

The goal of this session is to introduce participants to program evaluation. Program evaluation is a process that involves collecting and analyzing...

11/19 3:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Taylor Burkhead

Taylor Burkhead left a positive review 10/10/2018

Thanks for this opportunity. Makes voting easy.

Giada Morresi

Giada Morresi left a positive review 10/31/2018

11/10 spooky!

Giada Morresi

Giada Morresi left a positive review 9/17/2018

The best food! My favorite was Papa Kenos!

Giada Morresi

Giada Morresi left a positive review 10/4/2018

Out of this world!

Giada Morresi

Giada Morresi left a positive review 10/23/2018

Dylan was insightful, approachable, and awesome!

Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris left a positive review 10/16/2018

Awesome event! Loved all of the Chili and spending time with friends!!

Jeremy Sievers

Jeremy Sievers left a positive review 9/18/2018

This place is great.

Olmsted Center

Olmsted Center posted a photo 7/19/2018