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We're hiring! Drake Rec Services is looking for lifeguards to staff the Bell Center this summer. If interested, please email to set up a meeting. 

Follow the steps below to create your account and reserve equipment in the Bell Center and Underground this semester! If you have questions about this process, please reach out to

Drake Recreational Facility Covid Guidelines

It is required that you practice safe social distancing, wear a mask, and only use the equipment that you reserved. We want to keep the facility as safe as possible for everyone that uses it. For more information on how you can check-in for your reservations and use the facilities, please see the links below. 

Safety Video: Lobby

Safety Video: Pool, Fitness Room & Studio

You can work out with a partner! Please be sure to:

  1. Create a reservation for the equipment you will share. 
  2. Swipe into the facility together at the same time. 
  3. Wear a mask & practice social distancing with others. 
  4. Thoroughly clean equipment when finished. 

***You may only share one reserved piece of equipment. Both patrons cannot reserve a piece of equipment and share each piece.***


For more information on GroupX, please click here

For more information on Intramurals, please click here.

Drake Recreational Services has partnered with over 100 different colleges and universities across the country to provide students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to online workout classes for free. Just create your login with your email address and you will have free access to workouts from other schools. You can also log your minutes and help Drake in the challenge going on between schools. You can still do the Drake workouts through our app and get credit towards your free t-shirt. Visit the site at 



‌     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.



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Phone: (515)-271-3173 Email:

Drake University Bell Center

1421 27th St., Des Moines, IA 50311



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