Visiting Drake

Visiting campus

Experience Drake with your student. Participate in Homecoming and Parents and Family Weekend, Drake Relays and Summer Orientation. Or explore the variety of events and activities going on around campus and in Des Moines anytime.

Accommodations

Des Moines and its suburbs have many different lodging options. Several local hotels offer special rates for the parents of Drake students; just identify yourself as such when you call. For more information on lodging as well as addresses for hotels, call the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, 515-286-4960 or www.catchdesmoines.com

Dining

Join your son or daughter for meals in the dining halls during your visit. Or, try one of the eateries in the Des Moines area. The Drake Diner, just a block from campus, the Court Avenue district in downtown Des Moines, and neighboring suburbs offer a variety of culinary delights for any taste.

Grocery Stores

Dahl's Food Marts
3425 Ingersoll Avenue
515-255-3118

1819 Beaver Avenue
515-255-3151

Walgreens
3030 University Avenue
515-279-3004

Hospitals

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E. University Avenue
515-263-5612

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street
515-241-6212

Mercy Franklin Center Behavioral Management Facility
48th and Franklin
515-271-6000

Mercy Hospital Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
515-247-3121

Shopping Malls

Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordon Creek Parkway
515-224-5000

Merle Hay Mall
Merle Hay Road and Douglas Avenue
515-276-8551

Southridge Mall
SE 14th and Army Post Road
515-287-3889

Valley West Mall
1551 Valley West Drive
515-225-3631

How to Reach Drake

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Call: 1-800-44-DRAKE, then dial the appropriate extension
CALL LOCALLY AND FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES: 1-515-271-2011
SURF: www.drake.edu or www.drake.edu/parents

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.
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