GLI Academic Calendar

Dates Subject to Change

GLI follows the UC San Diego academic calendar (fall, winter, and spring). English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered during the academic year as well as content-based courses designed for non-native English speakers to supplement the GPS curriculum. GLI’s Intensive ESL program is offered each summer to help individuals prepare for courses at UC San Diego.

Winter 2021

Winter 2021 GLI Orientation

Monday, January 4

Winter 2021 Instruction Begins

Monday, January 4

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, January 13

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, January 18

HOLIDAY: Presidents’ Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, February 15

Winter 2021 Instruction Ends

Friday, March 12

Winter 2021 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, March 13-20

Winter Quarter Ends

Saturday, March 20

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, March 20-28

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 GLI Orientation

Thursday, March 25

HOLIDAY: César Chávez Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, March 26

Spring 2021 Instruction Begins

Monday, March 29

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, April 7

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, May 31

Spring 2021 Instruction Ends

Friday, June 4

Spring 2021 Final Exams

Saturday-Friday, June 5-11

Spring Quarter Ends

Friday, June 11

GPS Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 13

Summer 2021

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Orientation

Thursday, June 24

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Begins

Monday, June 28

HOLIDAY: Independence Day Observed (campus closed)

Monday, July 5

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Instruction Ends

Friday, July 30

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Orientation

Thursday, July 29

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Begins

Monday, August 2

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Ends

Friday, September 3

HOLIDAY: Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, September 6

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 GLI Orientation

Tuesday, September 21

Fall 2021 Instruction Begins

Thursday, September 23

GLI Fall Social

Thursday, September 30

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, October 6

HOLIDAY: Veteran’s Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, November 11

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (no classes, campus closed)

Thursday-Friday, November 25-26

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, December 2

Fall 2021 Instruction Ends

Friday, December 3

Fall 2021 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, December 4-11

Fall Quarter Ends 

Saturday, December 11

WINTER BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, December 11-January 2
NOTE: GLI OFFICES CLOSED Thursday-Sunday, December 23-January 2

Winter 2022

Winter 2022 GLI Orientation

Monday, January 3

Winter 2022 Instruction Begins

Monday, January 3

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, January 12

GLI Winter Celebration

Thursday, January 13

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, January 17

HOLIDAY: Presidents’ Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, February 21

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Professional Tour

Wednesday-Saturday, February 23-26

Winter 2022 Instruction Ends

Friday, March 11

Winter 2022 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, March 12-19

Winter Quarter Ends

Saturday, March 19

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, March 19-27
WASHINGTON, D.C. PROFESSIONAL TOUR CONDUCTED DURING SPRING BREAK

Spring 2022

Washington, D.C. Professional Tour

Tuesday-Saturday, March 22-26

Spring 2022 GLI Orientation

Thursday, March 24

HOLIDAY: César Chávez Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, March 25

Spring 2022 Instruction Begins

Monday, March 28

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, April 6

GLI Happy Hour

Thursday, April 7

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, May 30

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, June 2

Spring 2022 Instruction Ends

Friday, June 3

Spring 2022 Final Exams

Saturday-Friday, June 4-10

Spring Quarter Ends

Friday, June 10

GPS Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 12

Summer 2022

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Orientation

Thursday, June 23

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Begins

Monday, June 27

HOLIDAY: Independence Day Observed (campus closed)

Monday, July 4

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Instruction Ends

Friday, July 29

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Orientation

Thursday, July 28

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Begins

Monday, August 1

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Ends

Friday, September 2

HOLIDAY: Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, September 5

Fall 2022

Fall 2022 GLI Orientation

Tuesday, September 20

Fall 2022 Instruction Begins

Thursday, September 22

GLI Fall Social

Thursday, September 29

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, October 5

HOLIDAY: Veteran’s Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, November 11

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (no classes, campus closed)

Thursday-Friday, November 24-25

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, December 1

Fall 2022 Instruction Ends

Friday, December 2

Fall 2022 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, December 3-10

Fall Quarter Ends

Saturday, December 10

WINTER BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, December 10-January 8
NOTE: GLI OFFICES CLOSED Friday-Monday, December 23-January 2

Winter 2023

Winter 2023 GLI Orientation

Thursday, January 5

Winter 2023 Instruction Begins

Monday, January 9

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, January 16

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, January 18

GLI Winter Celebration

Thursday, January 19

HOLIDAY: Presidents’ Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, February 20

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Professional Tour

Wednesday-Saturday, February 22-25

Winter 2023 Instruction Ends 

Friday, March 17

Winter 2023 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, March 18-25

Winter Quarter Ends

Saturday, March 25

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, March 25-April 2
WASHINGTON, D.C. PROFESSIONAL TOUR CONDUCTED DURING SPRING BREAK

Spring 2023

Washington, D.C. Professional Tour

Tuesday-Saturday, March 28-April 1

Spring 2023 GLI Orientation

Thursday, March 30

HOLIDAY: César Chávez Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, March 31

Spring 2023 Instruction Begins

Monday, April 3

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, April 12

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, May 29

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, June 8

Spring 2023 Instruction Ends

Friday, June 9

Spring 2023 Final Exams

Saturday-Friday, June 10-16

Spring Quarter Ends

Friday, June 16

GPS Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 18

Summer 2023

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Orientation

Thursday, June 29

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Begins

Monday, July 3

HOLIDAY: Independence Day Observed (campus closed)

Tuesday, July 4

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Instruction Ends

Friday, August 4

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Orientation

Thursday, August 3

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Begins

Monday, August 7

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Ends

Friday, September 8

HOLIDAY: Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, September 4

Fall 2023

Fall 2023 GLI Orientation

Tuesday, September 26

Fall 2023 Instruction Begins

Thursday, September 28

GLI Fall Social

Thursday, October 5

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, October 11

HOLIDAY: Veteran’s Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, November 10

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (no classes, campus closed)

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, December 7

Fall 2023 Instruction Ends

Friday, December 8

Fall 2023 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, December 9-16

Fall Quarter Ends

Saturday, December 16

WINTER BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, December 16-January 7
NOTE: GLI OFFICES CLOSED Monday-Tuesday, December 25-January 2

Winter 2024

Winter 2024 GLI Orientation

Thursday, January 4

Winter 2024 Instruction Begins

Monday, January 8

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, January 17

GLI Winter Celebration

Thursday, January 18

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, January 15

HOLIDAY: Presidents’ Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, February 19

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Professional Tour

Wednesday-Saturday, February 21-24

Winter 2024 Instruction Ends

Friday, March 15

Winter 2024 Final Exams

Saturday-Saturday, March 16-23

Winter Quarter Ends

Saturday, March 23

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS Saturday-Sunday, March 23-March 31
WASHINGTON, D.C. PROFESSIONAL TOUR CONDUCTED DURING SPRING BREAK

Spring 2024

Washington, D.C. Professional Tour

Tuesday-Saturday, March 26-30

Spring 2024 GLI Orientation

Thursday, March 28

HOLIDAY: César Chávez Day (no classes, campus closed)

Friday, March 29

Spring 2024 Instruction Begins

Monday, April 1

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, April 10

GLI Happy Hour

Thursday, April 11

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

Monday, May 27

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

Thursday, June 6

Spring 2024 Instruction Ends

Friday, June 7

Spring 2024 Final Exams

Saturday-Friday, June 8-14

Spring Quarter Ends

Friday, June 14

GPS Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 16