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Recreational Services

General Hours*(During School)

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.


Printable General Hours 


Daily availabilty is located below and by contacting the Front Desk at 515.271.3173.

Facility Schedule



The Knapp Center gym and track will have limited availability due to home basketball games. Download Basketball game closures here.


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 * Hours vary due to special events, breaks, and holidays.
For more information, call 515-271-3173.

Any questions can be directed to the Bell Center at 515-271-3173 or emailed to


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Drake University Bell Center

1421 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50311


Recreational services is committed to enriching the quality of campus life by promoting and offering opportunities for physical, mental, and social interaction and growth in healthy surroundings and superior recreational facilities. Recreational Services' innovative co-curricular programs and offerings serve to provide a connecting link between students and the University experience.

University News
November 30, 2015
Dylan DeClerk received an "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy" award from the The Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.