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Click here for future academic calendars. Note that an academic calendar is not official until it has been CONFIRMED by Faculty Senate.

Summer 2021

  • May 17 (Mon.)
    Summer term begins
  • May 31 (Mon.)
    Memorial Day (university holiday; classes do not meet)
  • Jun 18 (Fri.)
    Juneteenth observance (university holiday; classes do not meet)
  • Jul 5 (Mon.)
    Independence Day observance (university holiday; classes do not meet)
  • Aug 22 (Sun.)
    Summer term ends

Fall 2021 (Non Law School)

  • Aug. 30 (Mon.)
    Fall term begins
  • Sept. 3 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Sept. 6 (Mon.)
    Labor Day (university holiday; classes do not meet)
  • Sept. 13 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Oct. 18-19 (Mon.-Tue.)
    Fall break (classes do not meet)
  • Oct. 20 (Wed.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • TBD
    Mandatory fire drills
  • Nov. 1 (Mon.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Nov. 24-26 (Wed.-Fri.)
    Thanksgiving break (classes do not meet)
  • Nov. 29 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • Dec. 10 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • Dec. 13-17 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • Dec. 17 (Fri.)
    Fall term ends
  • Dec. 18 (Sat.)
    Commencement

J-Term 2022

  • Jan. 3 (Mon.)
    J-term begins
  • Jan. 17 (Mon.)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university holiday; classes do not meet)
  • Jan. 21 (Fri.)
    J-term ends

Spring 2022 (Non Law School)

  • Jan. 24 (Mon.)
    Spring term begins
  • Jan. 28 (Fri.)
    Last day to add a class
  • Feb. 4 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without a “W”
  • Mar. 11 (Fri.)
    Midpoint of semester
  • TBD (Wed.)
    Mandatory tornado drill
  • Mar. 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break (classes do not meet)
  • Mar. 30 (Wed.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 27-30 (Wed.-Sat.)
    Drake Relays (Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Fri, Apr 29)
  • May 2 (Mon.)
    Classes resume
  • 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

This is the official Academic Calendar for Drake University.  It is updated and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Click here for future academic calendars. Note that an academic calendar is not official until it has been CONFIRMED by Faculty Senate.

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