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2020-2021 Administrative Calendar

August 17

Learning Symposium 12-6pm
August 18

A&S Department Chair's Retreat, 1-4pm

August 14 New Student Move-In
August 19 A&S New Faculty Orientation
August 24 Fall Term begins
August 28 Last day to add a class
September 1
Stalnaker Lecturer and Distinguished
Engagement Nominations are due. 
September 4

Last day to drop a class without a "W"

September 7

Labor Day: University Closed

September 18

Spring 2021 schedule entry completed to be reviewed by the A&S Dean's Office.

October 1
P&T Candidate 2020 recommendations due to the Dean
Intent to apply for promotion to professor in Fall 2021 due to
Friends of Drake Arts grant applications due (Fine Arts Faculty only)
October 14 Midpoint of the semester
October 14 Midterm grades due by 10 a.m.
Last day for student major/minor changes before registration
October 21 Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
November 1
Final grade entry available for faculty
Sabbatical Leave Applications due to the Dean
November 2 Spring 2021 course registrarion begins
November 15 Second-year faculty reviews due to the Dean
November 23 Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 30 Classes Resume (Remote)
December 4 Free day of study
December 7-11 Final evaluation period
December 11 Fall 2020 term ends
December 12 December Commencement Ceremony
December 16 Fall semester grades due by 10 a.m.
December 20 University closed after 4:30 p.m.
January 4 Campus reopens after holiday break
January 4 J-Term begins
January 17 Senior Scholar Status requests due
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr Day: University closed
January 22 End of J-Term
January 25
Spring 2021 term begins
PARs due to Department Chairs
January 29
College Elections begin
January 29
Last day to add a class
February 5 Last day to drop a class without a "W"
February 15
First, third, fourth, fifth-year tenure-track faculty reviews due to the Dean
Tenured faculty PAE's due from chairs to Dean
Graduation applications due for May 2020 graduates
February 19
Fall & Summer 2021 and J-Term 2022 class schedule entry completed to be
reviewed by A&S Dean's Office.
March 12 Midpoint of semester
March 15-19 Spring Break
March 24
Midterm grades due by 10am
March 27
Faculty Development Grant applications for Fall 2021 due to the Dean
April 1
Student Award forms due to Dean's Office
Last day to drop a Spring 2021 class without extenuating circumstances
April 6 Registration for Fall & Summer 2020 and J-Term 2021 begins
TBD A&S Student Honors Ceremony
April 21-24 Drake Relays (classed dismissed at 1:50 p.m. on Friday)
May 7 Free day for study
May 10-14 Final evaluation period
May 14
Spring 2021 term ends
May 15 Honor Awards Ceremony (Honors Program)
May 15 Spring Commencement Ceremony
May 19 Spring 2021 grades due to Registrar's Office
May 31 Memorial Day; University closed
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