2014 Parents and Family Weekend

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! Drake University will hold Parents and Family Weekend September 19-21, 2014. 

Schedule of Events

At Drake


Check-In Table
Friday 5-6:30 pm, Olmsted Center Breezeway

Crawford Fish Sale
Friday 4-7 pm, Crawford Hall

Stalnaker Plant Sale
Friday 4-7 pm, Stalnaker Hall

Drake Volleyball vs. Bradley $
Friday 7 pm, Knapp Center

Student Activities Board - Overboard, a capella
Friday 8 pm, Pomerantz Stage

Drake Men’s Tennis vs. Roger Knapp Invitational
Friday - Sunday, Roger Knapp Tennis Center

Bulldogs in Paradise
Friday 6-8 pm, Herriott Hall

Drake Jazz Ensemble
Friday 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Hall (FAC)

Ice Cream Social & Game Night
Friday 8-10 pm, Stalnaker Hall

Free Movie Friday - How to Train Your Dragon 2
Friday 9:00 pm, Sussman Theater


Check-In Table
Saturday 8 am-12:30 pm, Olmsted Center Breezeway

Breakfast with Bulldogs
Saturday 8-11 am, Carpenter Hall

Bulldog Run
Saturday 8:30 am, Helmick Commons

Study Abroad Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Sussman Theater

Professional Development Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Upper Olmsted 310/311

J-term Info Session
Saturday 10 & 10:30 am, Upper Olmsted 312/313

Brunch with Bulldogs
Saturday 10:30-12pm, Jewett Hall

President’s Assembly
Saturday 11:15 am, Sussman Theater

Tailgate Lunch $
Saturday 11:30-1 pm, Helmick Commons

Drake Football vs. Marist $
Saturday 1 pm, Drake Stadium

African Poster and Painting Sale
Saturday 1-3 pm, Goodwin-Kirk Hall

Frost at Ross Cookie Decorating
Saturday 2-3:30 pm, Ross Hall

Sweetheart Sing $
Saturday 3 pm, Sheslow Auditorium

Morehouse Sugar Rush
Saturday 7-9 pm, Morehouse Hall

Drake Softball vs. Iowa Central $
Saturday 5 pm, Ron Buel Field

Drake Volleyball vs. Loyola $
Saturday 7 pm, Knapp Center

Drake Theater People Cabaret: Champions of the Tonys
Saturday 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Hall (FAC)


Family Brunch $
Sunday 10-1pm, Hubbell Dining Hall

Drake Hillel House Fundraiser & Brunch
Sunday 12 pm, Hillel House 1120 31st St

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. North Dakota State $
Sunday 1 pm, Cownie Soccer Complex

In Des Moines

World Food & Music Festival
Friday & Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Walnut St. Bridge, Downtown Des Moines

Beaverdale Fall Festival
Friday 5-11 pm , Saturday 7:30 am - 11 pm
Beaver & Urbandale Ave. Des Moines, Iowa

The Phantom Of The Opera
Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 7:30 pm
Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St.

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturday 7 am-12 pm, Historic Court District, Downtown Des Moines

East Village Sunday Bazaar
Saturday 12-4 pm, East Village
* For more information visit www.catchdesmoines.com