2014-2015 Administrative Calendar

August 2014

August 19: A&S Department Chairs' Retreat
August 20: A&S New Faculty Orientation, New Student Move-In 
August 21: Welcome Weekend advisor/advisee lunch, International Student Luncheon
August 22: University Convocation
August 24: Summer term ends
August 25: Fall Classes Begin
August 29: Last day to add a class

September 2014

September 1: Labor Day Holiday (classes do not meet)
September 1: Travel Grants due (though accepted on a rolling basis)
September 5: OCS forms due
September 8: Last day to drop a class without a "W"
September 19: Spring 2015 schedule due to Arts and Sciences
September 19-21: Parent/Family Weekend
September 23: Sabbatical Leave Reports due (for academic year sabbaticals)
September 23: Stalnaker Lecture: Thomas Rosburg
September 26: Friends of Drake Arts grant applications due (Fine Arts faculty only)

October 2014

October 1: P&T Candidate Recommendations due to Dean
October 1: Sabbatical Leave Applications due
October 1: Intent to apply for promotion to Professor in Fall 2015 due to Dean
October 10: Faculty Development for FY15 due 
October 13-14: Fall break (no classes)
October 15:
Midpoint of semester
October 23: National Advisory Council Speed Networking
October 24-25: Homecoming weekend 
October 31: Last day for major/minor/degree/program changes before registration 
October TBD: Fall midterm grading portal closes for faculty entry

November 2014

November 3: Spring 2015 course registration begins 
November 15:
Second-year faculty reviews due to Dean
November 25: Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 27-28: Thanksgiving—campus closed

December 2014

December 1: Classes resume
December 5: Day free for study (Dead Day)
December 8-12: Final Evaluation period
December 12: End of Fall Term 
December 13: December commencement ceremony
December 17: Fall semester grades due to Student Records
December 24-January 2: Campus closed for Holiday Break

January 2015

January 5: Campus re-opens after Holiday Break; J-Term begins
January 15: Senior Scholar Status requests due
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—campus closed
January 23: J-term ends
January 26: Spring 2015 classes begin
January 26: PARs due to Department Chairs
January 26: College Elections begin
January 30: Last day to add a class
January 30: Sabbatical Leave Reports due (for calendar-year sabbaticals)

February 2015

Febuary 6: 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 20: Fall & Summer 2015 and J-Term 2016 class schedules due to A&S
February 23: Award Nominations due
February TBD: Graduation applications due for May 2015 graduates

March 2015

March 1: Tenured faculty PAEs, PAHEs due from chairs to Dean
March 13: Midpoint of semester
March 16-20: Spring break
March 27: Faculty Development FY 16-17 due date

April 2015

April 3: Honors Convocation student award information forms due 
April 16: DUCURS 
April 20:
Arts & Sciences Student Honors Ceremony
April 23-25: Drake Relays (classes dismissed at 1:50 p.m. Friday)

May 2015

May 8: Day Free for Study (Dead Day)
May 11-15: Final evaluation period
May 15: End of semester
May 16: Commencement
May 20: Grades due to Student Records
May 25: Memorial Day—campus closed

A&S Events
September 1, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 4, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM