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
September 2, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 5, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 6, 2014
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A&S News
July 11, 2014
The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers—co-sponsored by Drake University, MetroWaste Authority, and Prairie City-Monroe (PCM) School District—is designed to expose educators to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa’s plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises that address both science and math standards.