Academic Calendar

Summer 2015

  • May 18 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 25 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 3 (Fri.)
    Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • Aug 23 (Sun.)
    Summer term ends

Fall 2015 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 31 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Sept. 4 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 7 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 14 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Sept 26-27 (Sat.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • Oct. 7 (Wed)
    Mandatory fire drill
  • Oct. 9-10 (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • Oct. 19-20 (Mon.-Tues.)
    Fall break
  • Oct. 21 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Oct. 28 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a Fall 2015 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Nov. 24 (Tues.)
    Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
  • Nov. 30 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 11 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 18 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 19 (Sat.)
    Commencement

J-Term 2016

  • Jan. 4 (Mon.)
    Beginning of J-term
  • Jan. 18 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 22 (Fri.)
    End of J-term

Spring 2016 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 25 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Jan. 29 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 5 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 11 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Mar. 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 24 (Thurs.)
    Statewide tornado drill at 10:00am (rescheduled from Mar 23)
  • Mar. 25 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a Spring 2015 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 28-30 (Thurs. - Sat.)
    Drake Relays
  • Apr. 29 (Fri.)
    Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
  • May 6 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 9-13 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 13 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 15 (Sun.)
    Commencement

Summer 2016

  • May 16 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 30 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 4 (Mon.)
    Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • Aug 21 (Sun.)
    Summer term ends

Fall 2016 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 29 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Sept. 2 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 5 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 12 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Sept. 23-25 (Fri.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • Sept. 23-25 (Fri.-Sun.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • TBD
    Mandatory fire drill
  • Oct. 17-18 (Mon.-Tues.)
    Fall break
  • Oct. 19 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Oct. 26 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a Fall 2016 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Nov. 22 (Tues.)
    Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
  • Nov. 28 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 9 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 12-16 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 16 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 17 (Sat.)
    Commencement

J-Term 2017

  • Jan. 3 (Tue.)
    Beginning of J-term
  • Jan. 16 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 20 (Fri.)
    End of J-term

Spring 2017 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 23 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Jan. 27 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 3 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 10 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • Mar. 13-17 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • TBD (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a Spring 2017 class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 27-29 (Thurs. - Sat.)
    Drake Relays
  • Apr. 28 (Fri.)
    Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
  • May 5 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 8-12 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 12 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 13 (Sat.)
    Commencement

Summer 2017

  • May 15 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 29 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (classes do not meet)
  • Jul 4 (Tue.)
    Independence Day (classes do not meet)
  • TBA (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”
  • TBA (Sat.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • TBA (Wed)
    Mandatory fire drill
  • TBA (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • 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
  • TBA (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 30 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 26-28 (Thurs.-Sat.)
    Drake Relays
  • Apr. 27 (Fri.)
    Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
  • 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 Student Records.

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