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2018-2019 Administrative Calendar

August 20                                           Learning Symposium
August 21                                           A&S Department Chairs’ Retreat
August 21                                           A&S New Faculty Orientation
August 22                                           New Student Move-in
August 24                                           Welcome Weekend advisor/advisee luncheon
August 25                                           University Convocation
August 27                                           Fall term begins
August 31                                           Last day to add a class

September 3                                       Labor Day; University closed
September 7                                       Travel grants due (though accepted on rolling basis)
September 7                                       OCS forms due
September 10                                     Last day to drop a class without a “W”
September 21                                     Spring 2019 schedule due to Arts & Sciences
September 21                                     Sabbatical leave reports due (for academic year sab)
September 21-23                                Homecoming & Parent/Family weekend
September 26                                     Academic Fair

October 1                                            P&T candidate recommendations due to Dean
                                                            Intent to apply for promotion to professor in Fall
                                                                              2019 due to Dean
                                                          FDA grant applications due (Fine Arts faculty only)
                                                            Sabbatical Leave Applications due to Dean
October 6-7                                        Board of Trustees meeting
October 15-16                                     Fall Break
October 17                                          Midpoint of semester
October 19                                          Faculty Development Spring 2019 due date
October 22                                          Midterm grades due by 8 a.m.
October 25                                          Last day for major/minor changes before registration
October 25                                          Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
October 27                                          National Advisory Council Speed Networking
October 29                                          Spring 2019 course registration begins

November 1                                         Final grades available for faculty web-entry and student viewing
November 15                                       Second-year faculty reviews due to Dean
November 20                                       Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 21-23                                  University closed beginning at noon

December 7                                         Day free for study
December 10-14                                  Final evaluation period
December 14                                       Fall 2018 term ends
December 15                                       December Commencement Ceremony
December 19                                       Fall semester grades due by 10 a.m.
December 21                                       University closed after 4:30pm.

January 2                                             Campus reopens after holiday break; J-Term begins
January 7                                             J-Term Begins
January 11-13                                        Board of Trustees meeting (Chicago)
January 18                                           Senior Scholar Status requests due
January 21                                           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
January 25                                           End of J-Term
January 28                                           Spring 2019 term begins
January 28                                           PARs due to Dept. Chairs
January 30                                           College elections begin
January 31                                           Sabbatical Leave Reports due (calendar-year sab)

February 1                                           Last day to add a class            
February 8                                           Last day to drop a class without a “W”
February 15                                         First, third, fourth, fifth-year tenure-track faculty reviews & reappointment recommendations due to Dean
February 15                                        Teacher of the Year nominations due
February 15                                        Graduation applications due for May 2018 graduates
February 22                                        Fall & Summer 2019 and J-Term 2020 class schedules due

March 1                                               Tenured faculty PAEs, PAHEs due from chairs to Dean
March 15                                             Midpoint of semester
March 18-22                                        Spring break
March 29                                             Last day to drop a Spring 2019 class without extenuating circumstances
March 29                                             Faculty Development Fall 2019 due date
March TBD                                           J-Term Fair

April 1                                                Student Award forms due
April 11                                               DUCURS
April 18                                               College of Arts & Sciences Student Honors Ceremony 
April 25-27                                          Drake Relays (classes dismissed at 1:50pm Friday)
                                                           Board of Trustees meeting

May 10                                                Day free for study
May 13-17                                           Final evaluation period
May 17                                                Spring 2019 term ends
May 17                                                Honors Awards Ceremony (Honors Program)
May 19                                                Commencement
May 22                                                Spring 2019 grades due to Student Records
May 27                                                Memorial Day: University closed

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