Drake Events

Throughout the caucus season, Drake University is no stranger to national political events, media personalities, and especially presidential candidates.

If you’re a Drake student, you may be surprised to learn that your classrooms and meeting spaces have hosted political leaders and media personalities.  To find out about all the events Drake hosted during the 2016 caucus cycle, visit the We DU Politics page.  And check back…  As 2020 events are announced, they will be listed here.

To learn about using Drake facilities for a candidate or media event, find information here.

Upcoming events:

Past events:

  • July 22, 2019:  AARP Presidential Forum in Parents Hall, featuring former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Cory Booker & Amy Klobuchar, and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • July 22, 2019:  MSNBC Morning Joe interview with former Vice President Joe Biden in Morehouse Living Room.
  • May 21, 2019:  CNN Town Hall with former Representative Beto O’Rourke in Sheslow Auditorium
  • May 4, 2019:  Senator Amy Klobuchar roundtable about mental health and substance abuse at Kern Commons, Drake Law School
  • March 28, 2019:  Presidential candidate Bill Haas in Meredith 101
  • March 12, 2019:  Presidential candidate Andrew Yang at Theta Chi
  • Feb. 5, 2019:  CBS This Morning: Saturday interview with Iowa voters about the 2019 State of the Union Address in Shivers Courtside Club
  • Jan. 28, 2019:  CNN Town Hall with Senator Kamala Harris in Sheslow Auditorium