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 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 16-1 due date
March TBD: Fall & Summer 2015 and J-Term 2016 class schedules due to A&S

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 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
November 2, 2014
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
November 3, 2014
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
November 6, 2014
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
A&S News
October 29, 2014
The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.