March 2016 Message to Parents


An odd take on soccer durring 2015 Dogtown After Hours. Other events at last year's Dogtown After Hours included a massive Nerf battle, many live performances, music, and counts other activites.

Student organizations and programming are a vital part of the out-of-class experience at Drake University. We have over 150 diverse student organizations that program numerous events each semester. We are very proud of the work these students put into planning and executing successful events on campus. This month we would like to highlight one of the largest programs our students put on each year.

Dogtown After Hours is a large-scale, collaborative, alcohol-alternative event that entertains over 700 Drake students each spring. This year the event will take place in the Olmsted Center on Friday, April 1. One of the many reasons this event is so popular amongst the student body is its collaborative nature. It brings all aspects of the student body together for a night, with its collaboration with different student organizations on campus and creating an event that has something for everyone. Besides student collaborations, this event brings together many departments around campus to make this event a success.

Throughout the years, Dogtown After Hours has filled the Olmsted Center with events such as canvas painting, gaming rooms, bubble soccer, laser tag, dueling pianos, performances by campus acapella and improv groups, caricaturists, and even a room with chair massages, along with many more activities. Some of the larger events have included a world-record breaking pie fight and Nerf gun fight, a giant glow-in-the-dark dodge ball game, a concert, and a fireworks show. One very important part of the event is a service room that has an activity that gives back to the community in some way each year.

It is a fun-filled night that students look forward to every year!

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September 30, 2016
The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 149 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
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