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2017-2018 Administrative Calendar

August 18                                           Learning Symposium
August 22                                           A&S Department Chairs’ Retreat
August 25                                           New Student Move-in
August 24                                           A&S New Faculty Orientation
August 25                                           Welcome Weekend advisor/advisee luncheon
August 26                                           University Convocation
August 28                                           Fall term begins

September 1                                       Last day to add a class
September 4                                       Labor Day; University closed
September 8                                       Travel grants due (though accepted on rolling basis)
September 8                                       OCS forms due
September 11                                     Last day to drop a class without a “W”
September 22                                     Spring 2017 schedule due to Arts & Sciences
September 22                                     Sabbatical leave reports due (for academic year sab)
September 22-24                                Homecoming & Parent/Family weekend
September 27                                     Academic Fair

October 2                                            P&T candidate recommendations due to Dean
                                                            Intent to apply for promotion to professor in Fall 2017 due to Dean
                                                            FDA grant applications due (Fine Arts faculty only)
                                                            Sabbatical Leave Applications due to Dean
October 7-8                                        Board of Trustees meeting
October 11                                          Stalnaker Lecture-Jennifer Harvey
October 16-17                                     Fall Break
October 18                                          Midpoint of semester
October 20                                          Faculty Development Spring 2017 due dateg
October 23                                          Midterm grades due by 8 a.m.
October 24                                          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 30                                          Spring 2017 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 21                                       Thanksgiving recess begins after evening classes
November 22-24                                  University closed beginning at noon

December 8                                         Day free for study
December 11-15                                  Final evaluation period
December 15                                       Fall 2017 term ends
December 16                                       December Commencement Ceremony
December 20                                       Fall semester grades due by 10 a.m.
December 22                                       Begin winter break; University closed

January 3                                             Campus reopens after holiday break; J-Term begins
January 12-14                                      Board of Trustees meeting (Chicago
January 15                                           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University closed
January 17                                           Senior Scholar Status requests due
January 26                                           End of J-Term
January 29                                           Spring 2018 term begins
January 29                                           PARs due to Dept. Chairs
January 30                                           College elections begin
January 31                                           Sabbatical Leave Reports due (calendar-year sab)

February 2                                           Last day to add a class            
February 9                                           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 2017 graduates
February 23                                        Fall & Summer 2018 and J-Term 2019 class schedules due

March 1                                               Tenured faculty PAEs, PAHEs due from chairs to Dean
March 16                                             Midpoint of semester
March 12-16                                        Spring break
March 30                                           Last day to drop a Spring 2018 class without extenuating circumstances
March 30                                             Faculty Development Fall 2018 due date
March TBD                                           J-Term Fair

April 2                                                Student Award forms due
April 12                                               DUCURS
April 19                                               College of Arts & Sciences Student Honors Ceremony 
April 26-28                                        Drake Relays (classes dismissed at 1:50pm Friday)
                                                           Board of Trustees meeting

May 11                                                Day free for study
May 14-18                                           Final evaluation period
May 18                                                Spring 2018 term ends
May 18                                                Honors Awards Ceremony (Honors Program)
May 20                                                Commencement
May 23                                                Spring 2017 grades due to Student Records
May 28                                                Memorial Day: University closed

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