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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists official milestones and events that define the academic terms, exam dates, breaks, and other academic milestones. The calendar is managed by the Office of the Provost and Student Records.

Spring 2017 (Non Law School)

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”
  • Sept. 22-24 (Fri.-Sat.)
    Homecoming Weekend
  • Sept. 22-24 (Fri.-Sun.)
    Parent/Family Weekend
  • TBA (Wed)
    Mandatory fire drill
  • 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.)

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
  • Mar. 12-16 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Spring break
  • Mar. 30 (Fri.)
    Last day to drop a class without extenuating circumstances
  • Apr. 26-28 (Thurs.-Sat.)
    Drake Relays (Non-Law classes suspended for Drake Relays at 1:50pm on Fri, Apr 27)
  • Apr. 30 (Mon.)
    Non-Law classes resume
  • May 10 (Thurs.)
    Non-Law classes end
  • May 11 (Fri.)
    Day free for study
  • May 14-18 (Mon.-Fri.)
    Final evaluation period
  • May 18 (Fri.)
    Spring term ends
  • May 20 (Sun.)

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

Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Individual campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

April 22 - Senior Saturday Campus Visit

May 1 - Enrollment deadline for entering First Year Students (direct from high school) starting in Fall 2017

July 31-August 4 - Iowa Private College Week