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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

BUILD Class: Bringing Core Values to Life

Faculty/Staff Only: Join this interactive session with Scott Raecker, Executive Director of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, and learn how to integrate...

3/26 9am
Relays Artist Reveal

Come learn who the 2019 Drake Relays Concert Artist is!

3/26 7:30pm
Saintly ‘Miracles’ and Yogic ‘Magic’ in the Bhakti and Sufi Hagiographies of North India

This talk examines a series of miracle stories in the hagiographical literature of the Sufi and Hindu bhakti traditions of early modern north India in order...

3/28 7pm
Spring Drag Show

One of Drake's most popular events is returning- the spring drag show!

3/28 9pm
Dogtown After Hours

Come join SAB at Dogtown After Hours for food, fun, and prizes!

3/29 8pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity


Dokrl left a positive review 3/13/2019

One thing that you may already be doing: if you have multiple shopping options, keep a list of what you buy regularly and how much it costs at each store. I used to use a program called handyshopper on a palm pda, but even a list on paper may turn up surprises and every little bit counts.

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.

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!