Student Records and Academic Information

Drake Student Records will be closed from December 20th to January 5th at 8am.  Transcripts will not be processed during this time.  Please order your transcripts by noon on December 19th to ensure they will be mailed.   

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

2014-2015 Important Dates (Except Law School)

Mon Aug 25
Start of fall semester
Fri Aug 29
Last day to add a class
Mon Sept 1 Labor Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Mon Sept 8 Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Sat Sept 30 Spring 2015 schedule of classes available
Wed Oct 1 Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Oct 20, 8:00am)
Mon-Tue Oct 13-14 Fall break
Wed Oct 15
Semester midpoint
Wed Oct 15 Graduation applications due for anticipated December graduates
Mon Oct 20 Midterm grades due by 8:00am
Wed Oct 22 Last day to drop a class
Mon Oct 27
Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for spring registration
Mon Nov 3 Spring 2015 registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Mon Nov 3 Final grading opens (due Wed, Dec 17, 10:00am)
Mon Nov 17 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Nov 19 Spring 2015 registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Nov 19 Waitlist automation begins
Tue Nov 25 Thanksgiving break begins after evening classes (University closes at noon on Nov 26)
Mon Dec 1 University reopens; classes resume
Fri Dec 5 Day free for study
Mon-Fri Dec 8-12 Final evaluations
Fri Dec 12 End of fall semester
Sat Dec 13 Commencement
Wed Dec 17 Fall 2014 final grades due by 10:00am
Wed Dec 24 Winter break begins (University closed)
Mon Jan 5 University reopens
Mon Jan 5 J-term begins
Tue Jan 6 Last day to add or drop a J-term class
Mon Jan 12 Waitlist automation stops
Mon Jan 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed; classes do not meet)
Fri Jan 23 J-term ends
Mon Jan 26 Start of spring semester
Mon Jan 26 Deadline by which December graduates' requirements must be met to be considered a December graduate
Fri Jan 30 Last day to add a class
Wed Feb 4 J-term final grades due by 10:00am
Fri Feb 6 Last day to drop a class without a "W" on transcript
Mon Feb 16 Graduation applications due for anticipated May and August graduates
Mon Mar 2 Midterm grading begins (due Mon, Mar 23, 8:00am)
Tue Mar 3 Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and 2016 J-term schedule of classes available
Fri Mar 13 Semester midpoint
Mon-Fri Mar 16-20 Spring break
Mon Mar 23 Midterm grades due by 8:00am
Mon Mar 23 Deadline by which field-of-study changes must be made to be considered for summer/fall/J-term registration
Fri Mar 27 Last day to drop a class
Mon Mar 30 Summer 2015, fall 2015, and 2016 J-term registration begins (except for non-degree-seeking students)
Wed Apr 1 Final grading opens (due Wed, May 20, 10:00am)
Mon Apr 13 Field-of-study restrictions removed from set of restricted courses
Wed Apr 15 Summer 2015, fall 2015, and 2016 J-term registration opens for non-degree-seeking students
Wed Apr 15 Waitlist automation begins
Thurs-Sat Apr 23-25 Drake Relays
Fri Apr 24 Undergraduate classes dismissed at 1:50pm
Fri May 8 Day free for study
Fri May 8 Summer 2015 waitlist automation stops
Mon-Fri May 11-15 Final evaluations
Fri May 15 End of spring semester
Fri May 15 Pharmacy hooding ceremony
Sat May 16 Commencement
Wed May 20 Spring 2015 final grades due by 10:00am

Full Academic Calendar

University News
December 17, 2014
Drake University has been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015, coming in at No. 34.
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