Academic Calendar


Cannot find the dates you are looking for?  See a pdf version of the academic calendar here.  The catalog also shows projected dates on a 5-year calendar.  Session start and end dates are also available in the course schedule for each term.

Note: GIAL has a unique modular schedule with a Spring, Summer and Fall term.

Oct
14
Fri
Session 3 Ends (Last Class Day)
Oct 14 all-day
Oct
18
Tue
Orientation Session 4
Oct 18 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Students starting classes in session 3 or 4 should come to campus during the scheduled orientation day (usually one day before classes begin).  As part of Orientation, each student will meet with departments like the Library and the Computer Support office. Additional tasks to be completed on the day of orientation (e.g., meeting with academic advisors) will be communicated during Orientation. Please contact Admissions with any questions.  If interested, students are welcome to attend one of our group orientations earlier in the term.  For more information, visit our orientation page.  To see a complete list of orientation days available, view our Orientation Calendar page.

Oct
19
Wed
Session 4 Starts (1st Class Day)
Oct 19 all-day
Oct
21
Fri
8th Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference 2016
Oct 21 all-day

Announcement: The Eighth Annual DFW mini-conference will be hosted by GIAL on Friday, 21 October 2016, in the Activity Center on the GIAL Campus. It is a full day’s event, featuring talks and posters by students and faculty members from the four participating schools (GIAL, UNT, UTA, and TAMUC) in any linguistic subfield. The conference serves as a platform for area linguists to exchange ideas, disseminate research results, and foster a sense of community. There are no plans to publish the proceedings, so scholars are invited to present findings on work in progress, as well as more finalized results.

Lunch and coffee break snacks will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M.

Call for Papers: Students and faculty should submit abstracts to their home institution. Each presentation will be 20 minutes (plus 10 minute discussions). Submissions are limited to one singly or jointly authored abstract per author. Abstracts for poster presentations, in addition to the paper presentations, are also invited. Poster presentations will be given during the lunchtime session.

Deadline for GIAL student & faculty abstract submissions: 20 September.

Acceptance notification for GIAL participants: 28 September.

Deadline for three non-GIAL schools to send list of speakers/poster presenters to GIAL: 28 September 2016

Deadline for all schools to submit abstracts to GIAL: 6 October.

Deadline for all schools & GIAL participants to RSVP for lunch: Tuesday, 18 Oct.

Conference date: 21 October 2016

For more information contact: michael_boutin@gial.edu

Nov
11
Fri
Day of Prayer (No Classes)
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
19
Sat
Comprehensive Exam
Nov 19 all-day
Nov
24
Thu
Thanksgiving Recess
Nov 24 – Nov 27 all-day
Dec
16
Fri
Session 4 Ends (Last Class Day)
Dec 16 all-day
Jan
3
Tue
Orientation Session 1
Jan 3 – Jan 4 all-day
Jan
5
Thu
Session 1 Starts (1st Class Day)
Jan 5 all-day