Parents and Family Weekend September 25-27, 2015

A Drake education involves more than just learning in a classroom. It's about experiencing everything the campus has to offer, from athletics and the arts to clubs and activities. Each year we welcome the extended Bulldog family for a taste of the life their students are experiencing. Join in, and enjoy!

  • To Register for Parent & Family Weekend, in addition to purchasing your entrance to the Bulldog Run/Walk, the Tailgate Cookout, and Sunday’s Parent & Family Brunch, please register and pay: Parents and Family Weekend Registration
  • All Residence Hall events will be posted on this site by September 20th.  Eventbrite will not be used for Residence Hall events. 

For more information, please contact the Student Life Center at 515-271-3711 for all questions and/or additional information regarding Parent & Family Weekend.

Friday, September 25th

Check-in:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Olmsted Breezeway, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311

Drake Women’s Volleyball v. Evansville, 6:00 p.m., Knapp Center  ***To purchase the Parent & Family Weekend Athletic Ticket Package, visit http://www.draketix.com/ ***

Old School?  New School?  The College Experience Then and Now, 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomerantz Stage.   Students and their families are invited to have some interactive fun learning about the college experience of yesterday while learning about the college experience in 2015.  ***No ticket needed***

Mission Improvable (improve at its finest!), 8:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium ***No ticket needed***

Saturday, September 26th

Check-in, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Olmsted Breezeway, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311

Bulldog Run/Walk (Drake’s 2k fun run/walk around campus!), 8:15 a.m., check-in at north side entrance of the Olmsted Center ***Registration and payment information provided through Eventbrite***

J-Term Forum, 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., Upper Olmsted, CR 310-313, Arthur Sanders, Associate Provost ***No ticket needed***

Professional Development & Career Exploration for your Student(s), 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., CR 310-313, Kate Evans, Professional and Career Development Services Coordinator ***No ticket needed***

Study Abroad – Fulfilling Drake’s Mission of Global Citizenship,  10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Pomerantz Stage, Jen Hogan, Associate Director, Education Abroad ***No ticket needed***

President’s Assembly: 11:45 – 12:15 a.m., Lower Olmsted, Sussman Theather ***No ticket needed***

Drake’s Tailgate Cookout, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Helmick Commons ***Purchase meal tickets through Eventbrite – Do not purchase a meal ticket for your student – they can use their meal plan.***

Live Music from The Zachary Freedom Duo, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Helmick Commons ***No ticket needed***

Rowing: Head of Des Moines (Time TBA)  ***No ticket needed***

Drake Football v. Stetson, 1:00 p.m., Drake Stadium ***To purchase the Parent & Family Weekend Athletic Ticket Package, visit http://www.draketix.com/***

Sweetheart Sing, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium.  ***Tickets will be available for purchase by your Drake student beginning Monday, September 21st – Friday, September 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in the Olmsted Breezeway. If available, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.*** 

Drake Softball v. Upper Iowa, Ron Buel Field 4:00 p.m. ***No ticket needed***

Drake Women’s Volleyball  v. Southern Illinois, Knapp Center , 7:00 p.m. ***To purchase the Parent & Family Weekend Athletic Ticket Package, visit http://www.draketix.com/***

Sunday, September 27th

Family Brunch: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hubbell Dining *** Purchase meal tickets through Eventbrite – Do not purchase a meal ticket for your student – they can use their meal plan.***

 

 

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