Calendar

Except for the Law School, which follows its own calendar structure, Drake University's academic year is comprised of a summer term, a 15-week (excluding final evaluations) fall semester, a three-week January term, and a 15-week (excluding final evaluations) spring semester.

 

Summer 2017

  • May 15 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 29 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 3 (Mon.)
    University closed for Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 4 (Tue.)
    Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • Aug 20 (Sun.)
    Summer term ends

 

Fall 2017 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 28 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Sept. 1 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 4 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 11 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Sept. 22-24 (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • Sept. 22-24 (Fri.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • TBA (Wed)
    Mandatory fire drill
  • Oct. 16-17 (Mon.-Tues.)
    Fall break
  • Oct. 18 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Oct. 25 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Nov. 21 (Tues.)
    Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
  • Nov. 27 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 8 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 11-15 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 15 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 16 (Sat.)
    Commencement

 

J-Term 2018

  • Jan. 3 (Wed.)
    Beginning of J-term
  • Jan. 15 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 26 (Fri.)
    End of J-term

 

Spring 2018 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 29 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Feb. 2 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 9 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 16 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Mar. 12-16 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 30 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 26-28 (Thurs.-Sat.)
    Drake Relays (Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Fri, Apr 27)
  • Apr. 30 (Mon.)
    Non-Law classes resume
  • May 10 (Thurs.)
    Non-Law classes end
  • May 11 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 18 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 20 (Sun.)
    Commencement

This is the official Academic Calendar for Drake University. It is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.


2017-2018 Drake University Undergraduate Catalog
Today at Drake
University News
October 19, 2017
Drake senior Morayo Adeyoju, a native of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, shares his cultural history as part of an art exhibition on display through Oct. 22 in The Anderson Gallery. Adeyoju's grandfather was a king of the Yoruba tribe.
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