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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Arianna from Honolulu, HI
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a very large factor to many people's social lives at Drake. Many people who hang out or go out are in a fraternity or a sorority, however it is not necessary to be in Greek life to have a social life.

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  • Ben
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake is located in the state capital of Iowa, Des Moines. Des Moines has sports (baseball, soccer, basketball) music of all genres, great places to eat, and a good night life. For fun on Drake's campus, you can do whatever you want - the school makes it very easy to start clubs and interest groups on campus.

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  • Samantha from Mahtomedi, MN
  • Mar-08-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Popular campus traditions include Street Painting, an annual celebration during which organizations decorate the streets in and around campus; and the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, held every year to find a mascot for the annual Drake Relays outdoor track and field competition. One student rite of passage: receiving a kiss from your loved one on the kissing rock on DrakeĆ¢??s campus.

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  • Kimberly from Apple Valley, MN
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Drake is located in the beautiful city of Des Moines which can have multiple places to visit for fun activities. The Drake Relays in the spring is also really fun because it is our biggest event of the school year! Drake University has a wonderful Student Activities Board, which plans out many fun activities for students during the school year. Drakes Greek Life also does a fantastic job providing several activities each week for their multiple philanthropies.

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  • Drake Student17
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    The great thing about Drake is that it is in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. Now don't get too excited- this is know Chicago or New York. But there are plenty of festivals and malls to go to. There are also meuseums and parks. There is always something to do on campus as well, so don't feel like you have to go venture out!

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  • Rebecca from Shorewood, IL
  • Jul-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Drake is extremely close to downtown Des Moines. This may not sound very exciting to someone who has never been here before, but Des Moines is a vibrant, growing city. Drake students get free rides on the Des Moines Area Regional Transportation buses, which makes it extremely easy to get downtown for free (and without worrying about parking [although, if you do have a car, parking is free in Des Moines on the weekend]). There is always something going on downtown. There are free or cheap concerts by local bands and many national tours come through Des Moines (I'm seeing Macklemore in October!). A few blocks east of downtown, there is the East Village, which has boutique shopping and unique dining. In town, there are three malls (it's the farthest from Drake, but I recommend Jordan Creek). On campus, the Student Activities Board has events at least once a month, where they bring in bands or magicians or other live entertainment. Most weeks we have free movie Friday, which shows a movie just out of theaters in the movie theater in the basement of the student center. A lot of unexpected activities that can come to campus, as well. A few years ago we hosted a GOP debate and had the world's largest pie fight in the same year. But none of this compares to the Drake Relays: the biggest week of the year on campus. The celebration is due to a track and field competition on campus (which Drake Students get free admission to), but is not limited to the races. There is a paint fight, a carnival, a free downtown concert and campus is alive with excitement the entire week.

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  • Justine from Morton Grove, IL
  • Jul-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Recently they've started Free Movie Fridays, which is exactly what it sounds like. On Fridays, they'll show one of the recent movies that are out for free for all of the students to enjoy. The school also brings in some comedians. Other than that, the city itself is not within walking distance. A car is needed to get anywhere.

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  • Anna from Manchester, MO
  • May-31-2013 I am a current student here

    My friends and I go to the farmer's market almost every Saturday - it's the biggest market I've ever seen. We also sometimes go downtown to eat dinner and walk along the river. There are restaurants and a small movie theater right near campus, but getting to the mall requires taking a car or bus.

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