Student Records and Academic Information

Student Records will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.  We will not be processing transcripts during this this time. 

The Office of Student Records and Academic Information is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all student records.  Included in our responsibilities are:

2015-2016 Important Dates (Except Law School)

Mon Aug 31
Start of fall semester
Fri Sept 4
Last day to add a class
Mon Sept 7
Labor Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Mon Sept 14
Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Tue Sept 29
Spring 2016 schedule of classes available
Thurs Oct 1 Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Oct 26, 8:00am)
Thurs Oct 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated December graduates
Mon-Tue Oct 19-20
Fall break
Wed Oct 21
Semester midpoint
Mon Oct 26 Midterm grades due by 8:00am
Mon Oct 26 Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for spring registration
Wed Oct 28 Last day to drop a class
Mon Nov 2
Spring 2016 registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Mon Nov 2
Final grading opens (due Wed, Dec 23, 10:00am)
Mon Nov 16 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Nov 18 Spring 2016 registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Nov 18 Waitlist automation begins for spring 2016 classes
Tue Nov 24 Thanksgiving break begins after evening classes (University closes at noon on Nov 25)
Mon Nov 30
University reopens; classes resume
Fri Dec 11
Day free for study
Mon-Fri Dec 14-18
Final evaluations
Fri Dec 18 End of fall semester
Sat Dec 19 Commencement
Wed Dec 23
Fall 2014 final grades due by 10:00am
Thurs Dec 24 Winter break begins (University closed)
Mon Jan 4
University reopens
Mon Jan 4
J-term begins
Tue Jan 5
Last day to add or drop a J-term class
Mon Jan 11 Waitlist automation stops
Mon Jan 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Fri Jan 22 J-term ends
Mon Jan 25 Start of spring semester
Fri Jan 29
Last day to add a class
Wed Feb 4 J-term final grades due by 10:00am
Fri Feb 5
Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Mon Feb 8 Deadline by which December graduates' requirements must be met to be considered a December graduate
Mon Feb 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated May and August graduates
Tue Mar 1
Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Mar 21, 8:00am)
Tue Mar 1
Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and 2017 J-term schedule of classes available
Fri Mar 11 Semester midpoint
Mon-Fri Mar 14-18 Spring break
Mon Mar 21 Midterm grades due by 8:00am
Fri Mar 25 Last day to drop a class
Mon

Mar 28

Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for summer/fall/J-term registration
Wed Apr 1 Final grading opens (due Wed, May 18, 10:00am)
Mon Apr 4 Summer 2016, fall 2016, and 2017 J-term registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Mon Apr 18 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Apr 20
Summer 2016, fall 2016, and 2017 J-term registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Apr 20
Waitlist automation begins
Wed-Sun Apr 27-May 1
Drake Relays
Fri Apr 29 Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
Fri May 6
Day free for study
Fri May 6
Summer 2016 waitlist automation stops
Mon-Fri May 9-13 Final evaluations
Fri May 13 End of spring semester
Sat May 14 Pharmacy hooding ceremony
Sun May 15 Commencement
Wed May 18
Spring 2016 final grades due by 10:00am

Full Academic Calendar

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