Drake University President David Maxwell will host a reception for December graduates at 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
The event will be held in the Madelyn Levitt Hall of Honor in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.
The reception will be an informal gathering for graduates, their friends and families. Students graduating mid-year will have an opportunity to celebrate the completion of their years at Drake and to share the experience with those close to them.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate and to offer their personal congratulations and best wishes to the mid-year graduates.
"There will be refreshments and spirited conversation, and there will be no long speeches!" President Maxwell said.
"I know that the graduates will be engaged in preparing for final examinations at that time, but I hope they will take a small break from their studies to stop by Levitt Hall and receive our congratulations."