Events

May 2016

Summer Term 2016 Begins

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Summer Term 2016, Session I courses begin. Learn more about registering for Summer Term courses and summer session dates – Office of Extended Studies, http://oes.umd.edu/summer-term

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 http://ter.ps/meetJV

August

First Day of Fall 2016 Classes

Monday, August 29, 2016
Fall 2016 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 http://ter.ps/meetJV

September

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 5, 2016
Campus is closed.

Quelcome: LGBTQ+ Welcome Fest
Sponsored by the LGBT Equity Center

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4pm, Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Each fall the LGBT Equity Center hosts a campus-wide welcome event for all LGBTQ and allied staff, faculty, students, and alumni to welcome new students, foster networking, and to showcase some of the resources and opportunities on campus or in the community. There will be performances, food, a resource fair, and a dance party! Stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Quelcome by joining the guest list at Facebook.

Last Day of Schedule Adjustment for Undergraduates

Monday, September 12, 2016
This is the deadline for students to add/drop classes for the fall semester. 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 http://ter.ps/meetJV

Reimagining Everything: Women of Color Feminisms, Art, Culture, and the Humanities Symposium
Register online – http://ter.ps/reimagining

Friday, September 16, 2016, 9:15am-4:30pm, 1100 Tawes Hall

“The time has come for us to reimagine everything….We have to reimagine ourselves.”
–Grace Lee Boggs

Inspired by the words of revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs, this daylong event will be a transformative interdisciplinary conversation between 12 emerging dynamic scholars in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and African American Studies. Speakers will provide critical discussion about subjects such as black feminist sexual politics, surveillance studies, immigration, the war on terror, HIV/AIDS and black communities, Chicana feminist praxis and digital humanities, queer of color performance art and culture, and interrogations of the human and art that speak to the important imaginative work Boggs understood as vital to social justice, activism, and revolution.

Expected speakers include:
Marlon Bailey, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Arizona State University
Simone Browne, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Maria Cotera, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Program & Program in American Culture, University of Michigan
Erica Edwards, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside
Grace Hong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University
Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
Viviana Macmanus, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Patterson, Associate Professor of English and African America Studies, Georgetown University
Vanita Reddy, Associate Professor of English, Texas A& M University
Deb Vargas, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Further details forthcoming. For more information, contact L.H. Stallings – lhortons@umd.edu

November

Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

Deadline Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Graduate students enrolled in other graduate degree programs at the University of Maryland are eligible to apply for the graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. The Certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours which provides students with an integrative and interdisciplinary academic encounter with the contributions and challenges of feminist inquiry, as well as supports student’s particular research specialty. See more information about the Graduate Certificate and how to apply.

Fall Holiday Break

Thursday, November 23 – 27, 2016
Campus is closed.

December

Last Day of Fall 2016 Classes

Monday, December 12, 2016
Final exams are scheduled from Wednesday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 20. See more information about the schedule of final exams.