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

Phone

515- 271-3711

Website

drake.edu

Upcoming Events

Pet Therapy

Therapy dogs can help improve calmness, mood, and overall wellness, especially when experiencing stressed. Many students feel disconnected from their pets...

2/5 3pm
Pet Therapy

Therapy dogs can help improve calmness, mood, and overall wellness, especially when experiencing stressed. Many students feel disconnected from their pets...

2/19 3pm
The Nature of Creativity: An Evening With Electronic Music Pioneer Michael Lehmann Boddicker

Michael Boddicker is a composer, session musician, digital music pioneer, Grammy Award winner, and played synthesizer for Quincy Jones, Frank Zappa, and...

2/22 7pm
Study Abroad Open Advising

These advising hours are open to any students who have questions about the study abroad process. Students can ask questions about how to apply, how to find...

2/24 9am
Old Main

Hear from Aaron Santos, a physicist, data scientist, and author who serves as a senior business innovation consultant at EMC Insurance Company.

2/24 4pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Teresa Downs

Teresa Downs left a positive review 2/19/2019

Anne is great!

Marlee Rutledge

Marlee Rutledge left a positive review 2/25/2020

It was an awesome opportunity to listen about the history of how the struggle was fought in Des Moines. Just a shame that the university couldn't pay the panelists something.

Dina Khayrushina

Dina Khayrushina left a positive review 11/25/2019

A great event as always!

Ibrahim Khalaylih

Ibrahim Khalaylih left a positive review 11/19/2019

Very nice entertaining and educational event.

Hamdi Abdullahi

Hamdi Abdullahi left a positive review 10/26/2019

I think it was great that they talked about the things that affect students the most.

Wes Worthing

Wes Worthing left a positive review 10/23/2019

I truly enjoyed this. It was both fun and educational to take a memory trip back to 2006 and compare how the social world has evolved and how we can remain professional within today's network. John is a composed and friendly speaker but pulls no punches with getting his message across. He was also gracious to hang out for questions afterwards... And he's taller than I imaged. 😁

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