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Office of the Registrar

Drake University will be closed beginning Wed, Nov 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen on Mon, Nov 26.

The Office of Registrar is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all student records.

Included in our responsibilities are:

2018-2019 Important Dates (Except Law School)

Mon Aug 20 Last day to add first fall six-week session class online
Fri Aug 24 Summer term final grades due by 10:00am*
Sun Aug 26 Last day to add or drop a fall full-term class online
Mon Aug 27
Start of fall semester
Mon Aug 27 Start of first fall six-week session classes
Tue Aug 28 Last day to drop first fall six-week session class with a full refund
Wed Aug 29 Last day to drop first fall six-week session class without a W
Fri Aug 31
Last day to add a fall full-term class
Mon Sept 3
Labor Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Tue Sept 4 Midterm grading opens (due Mon, Oct 22, 10:00am)
Mon Sept 10
Last day to drop a fall full-term class without a "W" on transcript
Mon Sept 17 First fall six-week session midpoint
Mon Sept 17 Last day to drop a first fall six-week session class
Tue Oct 2
Spring 2019 schedule of classes available
Sun Oct 7 End of first fall six-week session classes
Fri Oct 12 First fall six-week session final grades due
Mon-Tue Oct 15-16
Fall break
Mon Oct 15 Last day to add second six-week session class online
Mon Oct 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated December graduates
Wed Oct 17
Fall semester midpoint
Mon Oct 22 Start of second fall six-week session classes
Mon Oct 22 Fall semester midterm grades due by 10:00am
Mon Oct 22 Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for spring registration
Tue Oct 23 Last day to drop a second fall six-week session class with a full refund
Wed Oct 24 Last day to drop second fall six-week session class without a W
Wed Oct 24 Last day to drop a fall full-term class
Mon Oct 29
Spring 2019 registration begins (see registration page for detailed schedule)
Thurs Nov 1
Final grading opens (due Wed, Dec 19, 10:00am)
Mon Nov 12 Second fall six-week session midpoint
Mon Nov 12 Last day to drop a second fall six-week session class
Mon Nov 12 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Nov 14 Spring 2019 registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Nov 14 Waitlist automation begins for spring 2019 classes
Tue Nov 20 Thanksgiving break begins after evening classes
Wed-Fri Nov 21-25 University closed
Mon Nov 26
University reopens; classes resume
Sun Dec 2 End of second fall six-week session classes
Fri Dec 7
Day free for study
Fri Dec 7 Second fall six-week session final grades due
Mon-Fri Dec 10-14
Final evaluations
Fri Dec 14 End of fall semester
Sat Dec 15 Commencement
Wed Dec 19
Fall semester final grades due by 10:00am
Mon Dec 24 Winter break begins (University closed)
Wed Jan 2
University reopens
Mon Jan 7
J-term begins
Tue Jan 8
Last day to add or drop a J-term class
Mon Jan 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Mon Jan 21 Last day to add first spring six-week session class online
Wed Jan 23
Waitlist automation for spring 2019 classes stops
Fri Jan 25 J-term ends
Sun Jan 27 Last day to add or drop a spring full-term class online
Mon Jan 28 Start of spring semester
Mon Jan 28 Start of first spring six-week session classes
Tue Jan 29 Last day to drop first spring six-week session class with a full refund
Wed Jan 30 Last day to drop first spring six-week session class without a W
Fri Feb 1 Last day to add a spring full-term class
Fri Feb 1 Midterm grading opens (due Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am)
Mon Feb 4
Deadline by which December graduates' requirements must be met to be considered a December graduate
Wed Feb 6
J-term final grades due by 10:00am
Fri Feb 8 Last day to drop a fall full-term class without a "W" on transcript
Fri Feb 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated May and August graduates
Mon Feb 18 First spring six-week session midpoint
Mon Feb 18 Last day to drop a first spring six-week session class
Tue Mar 5
Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and 2020 J-term schedule of classes available
Sun Mar 10 End of first spring six-week session classes
Fri Mar 15 First spring six-week session final grades due
Fri Mar 15 Spring semester midpoint
Mon-Fri Mar 18-22 Spring break
Mon Mar 18 Last day to add second spring six-week session class online
Sun Mar 24 Last day to drop second spring six-week session class online
Mon Mar 25 Start of second spring six-week session classes
Mon Mar 25 Midterm grades due by 10:00am
Mon Mar 25
Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for summer/fall/J-term registration
Tue Mar 26 Last day to drop second spring six-week session class with a full refund
Wed Mar 27 Last day to drop first spring six-week session class without a W
Wed Mar 27 Last day to drop a spring full-term class
Mon Apr 1
Final grading opens (due Wed, May 22, 10:00am)
Mon Apr 1
Summer 2019, fall 2019, and 2020 J-term registration begins (see page for detailed schedule)
Mon Apr 15 Second spring six-week session midpoint
Mon Apr 15 Last day to drop a second spring six-week session class
Mon Apr 15 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Apr 17
Summer 2019, fall 2019, and 2020 J-term registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Apr 17
Waitlist automation begins
Wed-Sat Apr 24-Apr 27
Drake Relays
Fri Apr 26 Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
Sun May 5 End of second spring six-week session classes
Fri May 10
Day free for study
Fri May 10 Second spring six-week session final grades due
Mon-Fri May 13-17
Final evaluations
Fri May 17 End of spring semester
Sat May 18 Pharmacy hooding ceremony
Sun May 19
Commencement
Wed May 22
Spring final grades due by 10:00am

*Final grades for summer courses are based on the end date of the course; however, the latest date by which summer grades can be submitted Aug 24.  See Section 2.135 of the Faculty Manual for more details.

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