Academic Calendar

Fall 2014 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 25 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Aug. 29 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 1 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 8 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Sept. 20-21 (Sat.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • Oct. 13-14 (Mon.-Tues.)
    Fall break
  • Oct. 15 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Oct. 22 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a Fall 2014 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Oct. 22 (Wed.)
    Mandatory fire drill
  • Oct. 24-25 (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • Nov. 25 (Tues.)
    Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
  • Dec. 1 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 5 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 8-12 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 12 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 13 (Sat.)
    Commencement

J-Term 2015

  • Jan. 5 (Mon.)
    Beginning of J-term
  • Jan. 19 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 23 (Fri.)
    End of J-term

Spring 2015 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 26 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Jan. 30 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 6 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 13 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Mar. 16-20 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 27 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a Spring 2015 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 23-25 (Thurs. - Sat.)
    Drake Relays
  • Apr. 24 (Fri.)
    Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
  • May 8 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 11-15 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 15 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 16 (Sat.)
    Commencement

Summer 2015

  • May 18 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 25 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 3 (Fri.)
    Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • Aug 23 (Sun.)
    Summer term ends

Fall 2015 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 31 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Sept. 4 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 7 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 14 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • TBD (Sat.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • Oct. 19-20 (Mon.-Tues.)
    Fall break
  • Oct. 21 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Oct. 28 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a Fall 2015 class without extenuating circumstances
  • TBD (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • Nov. 24 (Tues.)
    Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
  • Nov. 30 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 11 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 18 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 19 (Sat.)
    Commencement

J-Term 2016

  • Jan. 4 (Mon.)
    Beginning of J-term
  • Jan. 18 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 22 (Fri.)
    End of J-term

Spring 2016 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 25 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Jan. 29 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 5 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 11 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Mar. 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 25 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a Spring 2015 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 28-30 (Thurs. - Sat.)
    Drake Relays
  • Apr. 29 (Fri.)
    Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
  • May 6 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 9-13 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 13 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 15 (Sun.)
    Commencement

This is the official Academic Calendar for Drake University.  It is updated and maintained by the Office of Student Records.

University News
December 17, 2014
Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.
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