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Drake University

2507 University Ave, Des Moines, United States
Private School



The official Facebook page of Drake University, a private university that has been molding minds and creating independent thinkers since 1881. Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, we offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships.


Drake University School of Education graduate Ramona Wink earned a $10,000 award that she will use to create a TV show dedicated to mental health awareness. The award came from local non-profit 100+ Women Who Care DSM. Read more here:

Do you know a high school student interested in journalism, yearbook, photography, video, web design or politics? Media Now Buzz is hosting a summer camp at Drake University July 8-11. Students can choose from 10 different educational tracks, as well as take part in fun activities like street chalking (think Street Painting without paint in your hair). Register here before June 2 to get early bird pricing!

The Drake Football team is on their way to China for a historic trip that will include youth football clinics, volunteer service work, and visits to the U.S. Embassy, Forbidden City, and Des Moines’ “sister city” of Shijiazhuang. Read more about the trip here:

The first Drake Neighborhood Farmers Market will be Wednesday, June 6! Explore vendors each Wednesday night at 24th street and Cottage Grove Avenue, next to Drake Park.

Congratulations, class of 2018! You join a family of over 70,000 Bulldogs. Now, follow Drake University Alumni to stay connected. Pssst... We hear there is an alumni event at Jasper Winery on June 7:

The 144th Commencement Ceremony for Graduate and Doctoral Degree Recipients, May 20, 2018.

You did it! Congratulations class of 2018! You join a network of over 70,000 passionate Drake University Alumni. The crowd at commencement on May 20, 2018 was full of passionate fan clubs. The class of 2018 is pretty lucky to have these squads supporting them. This was the 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients.

The 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients, May 20, 2018.

2018 Law School Spring Commencement

2018 CPHS Spring Commencement

If you're in town for commencement, stop by the Anderson Gallery to see 67 works on display, culminating the work of five BFA graduating seniors. The 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibition, Points of Intersection, is open now through Sunday, May 20. Read more about the show here:

The Drake Athletics Bulldog staff volunteered in the Des Moines community yesterday, working on service projects for Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Meals from the Heartland, Food Bank of Iowa, Goodwill of Central Iowa, and Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Watch to learn more about why they chose to give back to Des Moines.