January 2017

First Day of Winter 2017 Classes

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Winter 2017 courses begin.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2017
Campus is closed.

Last Day of Winter 2016 Classes

Monday, January 23, 2017
Winter 2017 courses end.

First Day of Spring 2017 Classes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Spring 2017 courses begin. Regular check-in begins for waitlist and holdfile; check-in daily to remain on list. For a list of Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, and Black Women’s Studies courses currently being offered, please visit our courses page. Need assistance with advising, enrolling in courses, or other concerns? Make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor, JV Sapinoso, at


Last Day of Schedule Adjustment for Undergraduates

Tuesday, February 7, 2016
This is the deadline for students to add/drop classes for the spring semester.


Spring Break, Sunday, March 19 – Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Feminist Racial Justice Project of Queer Brown Voices
With Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
Presented by The Consortium on Race, Gender, & Ethnicity

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12-1:30pm, Maryland Room (0100), Marie Mount Halld
Lunch will be provided. RSVP by March 17 to

In this workshop-style presentation, Dr. Vidal-Ortiz will discuss the foundational feminist, queer, and racial justice roots of the book, Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism, the political need for the documentation of these histories, and mechanisms of producing a book based on oral histories with people from the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The interactive session will help attendees imagine similar projects with communities whose life narratives need to be told – and to think critically about presenting the stories and diversifying their distribution and availability in order to reach younger generations sooner. The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary book at the end of the session.

In this workshop-style presentation, Dr. Vidal-Ortiz will Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at American University, in Washington, DC. He also teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. He has co-edited two award winning books, The Sexuality of Migration and Queer Brown Voices. He continues to work on his Fulbright-based research on forced migration/internal displacement and LGBT Colombians, and is also engaged in a new project, with Juliana Martinez on “Transgendering Human Rights: Lessons from Latin America.”


2017 DC Queer Studies Symposium
“Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens,” Twenty Years Later:
A Celebration of the Scholarship of Cathy Cohen

Friday, April 21, 2017
Save the Date! Additional details forthcoming.


Last Day of Spring 2017 Classes

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Final exams are scheduled from Saturday, May 13 through Friday, May 19.