The Olmsted Center is a hub of student activity at Drake. From early morning studying to late-night programming, the building is always busy during the semester. The Olmsted Center offers recreational facilities, a coffee-shop, event spaces, study areas, and also houses many university departments.
2875 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
In October 1974 the Olmsted Center was named in honor of General George H. Olmsted in recognition of his leadership as a trustee and his continuted interest and his generous support of the development of Drake University.