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. 

Schedule of Events

At Drake


Check-In Table
Friday 5-6:30 pm, Olmsted Center Breezeway

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
Friday 8 pm, Pomerantz Stage

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

Bulldogs in Paradise
Friday 6-8 pm, Herriott Hall

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

Ice Cream Social & Game Night
Friday 8-10 pm, Stalnaker Hall

Free Movie Friday - How to Train Your Dragon 2
Friday 9:00 pm, Sussman Theater


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

Breakfast with Bulldogs
Saturday 8-11 am, Carpenter Hall

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

Brunch with Bulldogs
Saturday 10:30-12pm, Jewett Hall

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

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

Drake Football vs. Marist $
Saturday 1 pm, Drake Stadium

African Poster and Painting Sale
Saturday 1-3 pm, Goodwin-Kirk Hall

Frost at Ross Cookie Decorating
Saturday 2-3:30 pm, Ross Hall

Sweetheart Sing $
Saturday 3 pm, Sheslow Auditorium

Morehouse Sugar Rush
Saturday 7-9 pm, Morehouse Hall

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

East Village Sunday Bazaar
Saturday 12-4 pm, East Village
* For more information visit www.catchdesmoines.com

University News
May 20, 2015
Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and one faculty member at the event.