Facility Hours and Descriptions



Recreation and Sports facilities can be reserved for special events.  Please submit a facility reservation form at least 3 weeks in advance.  Facility is not reserved until you receive confirmation from Drake Recreational Services. 

Download the facility reservation form.

For more information on facility reservations, please contact Brady Randall at 271-3849 or brady.randall@drake.edu.

The Bell Center

Drake's primary recreation and athletic facility, the Bell Center includes a 25-meter, six-lane indoor pool, fitness room (cardio and weights), gym with three basketball or four volleyball courts, a wellness center, an equipment room, men's and women's locker rooms, multipurpose room, a student lounge area and offices.

Bell Center Fitness Room Schedule

Mon. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Bell Center Pool Schedule

Mon. - Thurs. 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Knapp Center

Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Knapp Center are five universal courts for basketball and volleyball, four racquetball/handball courts, a three-lane, and 200-meter jogging track.

Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Roger Knapp Tennis Center include six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts.

Roger Knapp Tennis Center Schedule

Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Fieldhouse

Built in 1926 as a companion to Drake's football stadium and renovated in 2013, the Fieldhouse includes an indoor turf field and mondo flooring, as well as Athletic equipment and locker rooms.

Fieldhouse Schedule

Open by reservation only. If you would like to request space, please fill out the  two weeks in advance.

University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.