2014 Parents and Family Weekend

A Drake education involves more than just learning in a classroom. It's about experiencing everything the campus has to offer, from athletics and the arts to clubs and activities. Each year we welcome the extended Bulldog family for a taste of the life their students are experiencing. Join in, and enjoy! Drake University will hold Parents and Family Weekend September 19-21, 2014. 

2014 Schedule of Events

Check-In Table
Friday 5-6:30 pm, Saturday 8 am-12:30 pm, Olmsted Center Breezeway 

At Drake

Crawford Fish Sale
Friday 4-7 pm, Crawford Hall

Stalnaker Plant Sale
Friday 4-7 pm, Stalnaker Hall

Drake Volleyball vs. Bradley
Friday 7 pm, Knapp Center

Student Activities Board - Overboard
A capella group
Friday 8 pm, Pomerantz Stage

Drake Men’s Tennis vs. Roger Knapp Invitational
Friday - Sunday, Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Drake Jazz Ensemble
Friday 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Hall (FAC)

Bulldog Run
Saturday 8:30 am, Helmick Commons

Study Abroad Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Sussman Theater

Professional Development Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Upper Olmsted 310/311

J-term Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Upper Olmsted 312/313

President’s Assembly
Saturday 11:15 pm, Sussman Theater

Tailgate Lunch
Saturday 11:30-1 pm, Helmick Commons

Drake Football vs. Marist
Saturday 1 pm, Drake Stadium

Sweetheart Sing
Saturday 3 pm, Sheslow Auditorium

Drake Softball vs. Iowa Central
Saturday 5 pm, Ron Buel Field

Drake Volleyball vs. Loyola
Saturday 7 pm, Knapp Center

Drake Theater People Cabaret: Champions of the Tonys
Saturday 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Hall (FAC)

Family Brunch
Sunday 10 - 1pm, Hubbell Dining Hall

Drake Hillel House Fundraiser & Brunch
Sunday 12 pm, Hillel House 1120 31st St

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. North Dakota State
Sunday 1 pm, Cownie Soccer Complex

In Des Moines

World Food & Music Festival
Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, Walnut St. Bridge, Downtown Des Moines

Beaverdale Fall Festival
Friday 5 - 11 pm , Saturday 7:30 am - 11 pm
Beaver & Urbandale Ave. Des Moines, Iowa

The Phantom Of The Opera
Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 7:30 pm
Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St.

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturday 7 am - 12 pm, Historic Court District, Downtown Des Moines

Doors to the Past - Tour of Historic Sherman Hill
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

East Village Sunday Bazaar
Saturday 12 - 4 pm, East Village

We look forward to seeing you!


University News
September 12, 2014
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.