2013-2014 Administrative Calendar

August 2013

August 20: A&S Department Chairs' Retreat
August 21: A&S New Faculty Orientation
August 25: Summer term ends
August 22: Welcome Weekend advisor/advisee lunch and International Student Luncheon
August 23: University Convocation (new!)
August 26: Fall Classes Begin
August 30: Last day to add a class

September 2013

September 2: Labor Day Holiday: no classes and campus closed
September 6: OCS forms due
September 9: Last day to drop a class without a "W"
September 20: Spring 2013 schedule due to Arts and Sciences
September 20-22: Parent/Family Weekend
September 30: Sabbatical Leave Reports due (for academic year sabbaticals)

October 2013

October 1: P&T Candidate Recommendations due to Dean and Sabbatical Leave Applications due
October 4-5: Homecoming Weekend
October 9: Stalnaker Lecture: William Dougherty
October 18: Midpoint of semester
October 14-15: Fall break: no classes
October TBD: Fall midterm grading portal closes for faculty entry
October TBD: Spring 2014 course registration begins

November 2013

November TBD: Final grading portal open for faculty web entry and student viewing
November 15: Second-year faculty reviews due to Dean
November 26: Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 28-29: Thanksgiving—campus closed

December 2013

December 2: Classes resume
December 6: Day free for study
December 9-13: Final Evaluations
December 13: End of Semester
December 14: December commencement ceremony
December TBD: Fall semester grades due to Student Records
December 23-January 1: Campus closed for Holiday Break

January 2014

January 2: Campus re-opens after Holiday Break
January 6: J-Term begins
January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—campus closed
January 24: J-term ends
January 27: Spring 2014 classes begin and PARs due to Department Chairs
January 31: Last day to add a class and Sabbatical Leave Reports due (for calendar-year sabbaticals)

February 2014

Febuary 7: Last day to drop a class without a "W" and OCS forms due
February 15: First, third, fourth, and fifth-year tenure track faculty reviews and Reappointment recommendations for full-time faculty due to Dean
February 21: Award Nominations due
February TBD: Graduation applications due for May 2014 graduates

March 2014

March TBD: Fall & Summer 2014 and J-Term 2015 schedules due to A&S
March 17-21: Spring Break
March 21: Midpoint of semester

April 2014

April 1: Honors Convocation student award information forms due
April 15: Arts & Sciences Student Honors Ceremony
April 10: DUCURS
April 24-26: Drake Relays

May 2014

May 9: Day Free for Study
May 12-16: Final evaluations
May 15: End of semester
May 18: Commencement
May TBD: Grades due to Student Records
May 26: Memorial Day—campus closed

A&S Events
April 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
April 20, 2014
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
April 21, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A&S News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.