Office of the Registrar

*On July 1, 2017, Student Records and Academic Information became the Office of the Registrar.

The Office of Registrar is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all student records.  Included in our responsibilities are:

2017-2018 Important Dates (Except Law School)

Mon Aug 28
Start of fall semester
Fri Sept 1
Last day to add a class
Mon Sept 4
Labor Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Mon Sept 11
Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Mon Sept 11
Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Oct 23, 10:00am)
Tue Oct 3
Spring 2018 schedule of classes available
Mon-Tue Oct 16-17
Fall break
Wed Oct 18
Semester midpoint
Wed Oct 18 Graduation applications due for anticipated December graduates
Mon Oct 23 Midterm grades due by 10:00am
Mon Oct 23 Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for spring registration
Wed Oct 25 Last day to drop a class
Mon Oct 30
Spring 2018 registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Wed Nov 1
Final grading opens (due Wed, Dec 20, 10:00am)
Mon Nov 13 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Nov 15 Spring 2018 registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Nov 15 Waitlist automation begins for spring 2018 classes
Tue Nov 21 Thanksgiving break begins after evening classes (University closes at noon Nov 22)
Mon Nov 27
University reopens; classes resume
Fri Dec 8
Day free for study
Mon-Fri Dec 11-15
Final evaluations
Fri Dec 15 End of fall semester
Sat Dec 16 Commencement
Wed Dec 20
Fall 2017 final grades due by 10:00am
Fri Dec 22 Winter break begins (University closed)
Tue Jan 2
University reopens
Tue Jan 2
J-term begins
Wed Jan 3
Last day to add or drop a J-term class
Mon Jan 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Wed Jan 17
Waitlist automation for spring 2018 classes stops
Fri Jan 26 J-term ends
Mon Jan 29 Start of spring semester
Thur Feb 1 Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Mar 19, 10:00am)
Fri Feb 2
Last day to add a class
Mon Feb 5 Deadline by which December graduates' requirements must be met to be considered a December graduate
Wed Feb 7
J-term final grades due by 10:00am
Fri Feb 9
Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Thur Feb 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated May and August graduates
Tue Mar 6
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and 2019 J-term schedule of classes available
Mon-Fri Mar 12-16 Spring break
Fri Mar 16 Semester midpoint
Mon Mar 19
Midterm grades due by 10:00am
Fri Mar 23 Last day to drop a class
Mon Mar 26
Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for summer/fall/J-term registration
Mon Apr 2
Final grading opens (due Wed, May 23, 10:00am)
Mon Apr 2
Summer 2018, fall 2018, and 2019 J-term registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Mon Apr 16 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of
Wed Apr 18
Summer 2018, fall 2018, and 2019 J-term registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Apr 18
Waitlist automation begins
Wed-Sat Apr 25-Apr 28
Drake Relays
Fri Apr 27 Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
Fri May 11
Day free for study
Mon-Fri May 14-18
Final evaluations
Fri May 18 End of spring semester
Sat May 19 Pharmacy hooding ceremony
Sun May 20
Commencement
Wed May 23
Spring 2018 final grades due by 10:00am

Full Academic Calendar

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October 18, 2017
The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced Nathan Newman as director of the new athletic training master’s program at Drake University.
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