2016-2017 Administrative Calendar

August 19                                           Learning Symposium
August 23                                           A&S Department Chairs’ Retreat
August 24                                           New Student Move-in
August 25                                           A&S New Faculty Orientation
August 25                                           Welcome Weekend advisor/advisee luncheon
August 26                                           University Convocation
August 29                                           Fall term begins

September 2                                       Last day to add a class
September 5                                       Labor Day; University closed
September 9                                       Travel grants due (though accepted on rolling basis)
September 9                                       OCS forms due
September 11                                     College Picnic at Colby Park
September 12                                     Last day to drop a class without a “W”
September 12                                     Stalnaker Lecture, Daniel Alexander
September 23                                     Spring 2017 schedule due to Arts & Sciences
September 23                                     Sabbatical leave reports due (for academic year sab)
September 23-25                                Homecoming & Parent/Family weekend
September 28                                     Academic Fair

October 3                                             P&T candidate recommendations due to Dean
                                                            Intent to apply for promotion to professor in Fall 2017 due to Dean
                                                            FDA grant applications due (Fine Arts faculty only)
                                                            Sabbatical Leave Applications due to Dean
October 14-15                                     Board of Trustees meeting
October 17-18                                     Fall Break
October 19                                          Midpoint of semester
October 21                                          Faculty Development Spring 2017 due date
October 21                                          National Advisory Council Speed Networking
October 24                                          Midterm grades due by 8 a.m.
October 24                                          Last day for major/minor changes before registration
October 26                                          Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
October 31                                          Spring 2017 course registration begins

November 1                                         Final grades available for faculty web-entry and student viewing
November 15                                       Second-year faculty reviews due to Dean
November 22                                       Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 23-25                                  University closed beginning at noon

December 9                                         Day free for study
December 12-16                                  Final evaluation period
December 16                                       Fall 2016 term ends
December 17                                       December Commencement Ceremony
December 21                                       Fall semester grades due by 10 a.m.
December 23                                       Begin winter break; University closed

January 3                                             Campus reopens after holiday break; J-Term begins
January 12-14                                      Board of Trustees meeting (Chicago
January 16                                           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
January 17                                           Senior Scholar Status requests due
January 20                                           End of J-Term
January 23                                           Spring 2017 term begins
January 23                                           PARs due to Dept. Chairs
January 27                                           Last day to add a class
January 30                                           College elections begin
January 31                                           Sabbatical Leave Reports due (calendar-year sab)

February 3                                           Last day to drop a class without a “W”
February 13                                         First, third, fourth, fifth-year tenure-track faculty reviews & reappointment recommendations due to Dean
February 15                                        Teacher of the Year nominations due
February 15                                        Graduation applications due for May 2017 graduates
February 17                                        Fall & Summer 2017 and J-Term 2018 class schedules due

March 1                                               Tenured faculty PAEs, PAHEs due from chairs to Dean
March 10                                             Midpoint of semester
March 13-17                                        Spring break
March TBD                                           Last day to drop a Spring 2017 class without extenuating circumstances
March 31                                             Faculty Development Fall 2017 due date
March TBD                                           J-Term Fair

April 3                                                 Student Award forms due
April 13                                               DUCURS
April 13                                               College of Arts & Sciences Student Honors Ceremony 
April 27-29                                          Drake Relays (classes dismissed at 1:50pm Friday)
                                                           Board of Trustees meeting

May 5                                                  Day free for study
May 8-12                                             Final evaluation period
May 12                                                Spring 2017 term ends
May 12                                                Honors Awards Ceremony (Honors Program)
May 13                                                Commencement
May 17                                                Spring 2017 grades due to Student Records
May 29                                                Memorial Day: University closed

A&S Events
February 21, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
A&S News
June 23, 2017
The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.