Campus Events and Activities

Explore what we do for fun around here

Catch a comedy show, ponder over modern art at the Anderson Gallery, get inspired by a guest lecture, or root for your favorite at the Beautiful Bulldog Contest. At Drake, the possibilities are endless.

Three Drake University students sitting next to eachother with Griff the Bulldog in bleachers outside during a Drake sporting event
Sports and Recreation

Cheer for the Bulldogs from the endzone, score a kill in intramural volleyball, or experience one of the nation’s premier track and field events: The Drake Relays. Because at Drake, sports are a big part of life—for spectators, amateurs and NCAA athletes alike.

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Drake Performing Arts

Immerse yourself in the fine arts nearly every day of the week. At Drake, you’ll find everything from modern art shows and photography exhibits to acclaimed jazz ensembles and the Drake Symphony to student-directed dramas and major mainstage musicals.

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Student Activities Board

As a member of SAB you’ll get the opportunity to plan the activities you and your peers actually want to see on campus. From coordinating Relay parades to bringing up-and-coming artists to perform at Drake, you’ll be at the center of student life.

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Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture
The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series

The Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series is one of several programs at Drake that ensure you’ll have the opportunity to hear from and interact with individuals who have changed the world with their ideas and actions.

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Parents and Family Weekend

Once a year we welcome our extended Bulldog family to come get a taste of life at Drake. It’s your chance to show off your university and let your family experience everything from athletics to arts, all in one weekend.

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