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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

Phone

515- 271-3711

Website

drake.edu

Upcoming Events

2016 Mock Caucus

Want to caucus but are unsure how? Don't worry! Iowa Caucus Project's mock caucus will teach you everything you need to know. This event is open to Drake...

1/27 6pm
BUILD Class for Faculty and Staff

We all experience stress in our lives. It comes from many sources, both positive and negative. Uniquely, what one person considers stressful may not seem...

2/12 2pm
New Faculty Pedagogy Alumni Lunch - February 2020

For past participants of the January New Faculty Pedagogy Workshop. Discussions of pedagogy and other matters of interest to the participants. To...

2/14 12pm
TIAA Informational Sessions on Retirement Plan Changes

Faculty and staff received information in January from the University Retirement Plan Review Committee and TIAA in regards to upcoming plan changes. If you...

2/28 10am
TIAA Informational Sessions on Retirement Plan Changes

Faculty and staff received information in January from the University Retirement Plan Review Committee and TIAA in regards to upcoming plan changes. If you...

2/28 1:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

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

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.