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.

Summer 2020 (online, synchronous teaching)

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Orientation

July 2

HOLIDAY: Independence Day Observed (campus closed)

July 3

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Begins

July 6

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Instruction Ends

August 6

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Orientation

August 10

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Begins

August 11

HOLIDAY: Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)

September 7

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Ends

September 10

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 GLI Orientation

September 30

Fall 2020 Instruction Begins

October 1

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

October 14

HOLIDAY: Veterans Day (no classes, campus closed)

November 11

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (no classes, campus closed)

November 26–27

Fall 2020 Instruction Ends

December 11

Fall 2020 Final Exams

December 14–18

Fall Quarter Ends

December 19

WINTER BREAK FOR STUDENTS December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021

NOTE: GLI OFFICES CLOSED December 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Winter 2021

Winter 2021 GLI Orientation

January 4

Winter 2021 Instruction Begins

January 4

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

January 13

GLI Winter Celebration

January 14

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

January 18

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

February 15

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Professional Tour

February 17–20

Winter 2021 Instruction Ends

March 12

Winter 2021 Final Exams

March 15–19

Winter Quarter Ends

March 20

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS March 20, 2021 – March 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. PROFESSIONAL TOUR CONDUCTED DURING SPRING BREAK

Spring 2021

Washington, D.C. Professional Tour

March 23–27

Spring 2021 GLI Orientation

March 25

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

March 26

Spring 2021 Instruction Begins

March 29

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

April 7

GLI Happy Hour

April 9

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

May 31

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

June 3

Spring 2021 Instruction Ends

June 4

Spring 2021 Final Exams

June 7–11

Spring Quarter Ends

June 11

GPS Commencement Ceremony

June 13

Summer 2021

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Orientation

July 1

HOLIDAY: Independence Day Observed (campus closed)

July 5

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Begins

July 6

Intensive ESL Summer Session I Instruction Ends

August 5

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Orientation

August 9

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Begins

August 10

HOLIDAY: Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)

September 7

Intensive ESL Summer Session II Instruction Ends

September 9

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 GLI Orientation

September 21

Fall 2021 Instruction Begins

September 23

GLI Fall Social

September 30

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

October 6

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

November 11

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving (no classes, campus closed)

November 25–26

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

December 2

Fall 2021 Instruction Ends

December 3

Fall 2021 Final Exams

December 6–10

Fall Quarter Ends 

December 11

WINTER BREAK FOR STUDENTS December 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

NOTE: GLI OFFICES CLOSED December 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Winter 2022

Winter 2022 GLI Orientation

January 3

Winter 2022 Instruction Begins

January 3

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

January 12

GLI Winter Celebration

January 13

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

January 17

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

February 21

San Francisco/Silicon Valley Professional Tour

February 23–26

Winter 2022 Instruction Ends

March 11

Winter 2022 Final Exams

March 14–18

Winter Quarter Ends

March 19

SPRING BREAK FOR STUDENTS March 19, 2022 – March 27, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. PROFESSIONAL TOUR CONDUCTED DURING SPRING BREAK

Spring 2022

Washington, D.C. Professional Tour

March 22–26

Spring 2022 GLI Orientation

March 24

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

March 25

Spring 2022 Instruction Begins

March 28

GLI Deadline to Add/Drop Courses

April 6

GLI Happy Hour

April 7

HOLIDAY: Memorial Day (no classes, campus closed)

May 30

GLI End of Quarter Celebration (Recognition of Departing Professionals)

June 2

Spring 2022 Instruction Ends

June 3

Spring 2022 Final Exams

June 6–10

Spring Quarter Ends

June 10

GPS Commencement Ceremony

June 12