Calendar of Events

August 27 - December 09, 2013 - Fall Semester
November 25, 2013 - No Classes - Thanksgiving Recess begins
There are no classes this week, the University is closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 27, 2013 - Hanukkah
Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a celebration of Jewish religious freedom.
November 28, 2013 - November 29, 2013 - Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The University is closed on Thursday and Friday.
December 06, 2013 - Holiday Bazaar
The 2013 Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the JSAC.
December 07, 2013 - Swimming and Diving vs. Wells/Ferrum
Gallaudet's men's and women's swimming and diving team host their final home meet of the 2013-14 season against Ferrum and conference foe Wells College at the Field House pool.
December 09, 2013 - Fall Semester Ends
Last day of fall semester classes.
December 10, 2013 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet's Birthday
Along with Laurent Clerc, Gallaudet founded the first school for the deaf in 1817.
December 15, 2013 - Winter Break
Dorms close at noon. University classes are in recess and dorms are closed for returning students until January 20, 2014. Classes resume for the spring semester on January 21.
December 25, 2013 - University Closed for Winter Break
Gallaudet University is closed for Winter Break from December 25 - January 1. The University will reopen for staff on January 2, 2014.
January 03, 2014 - University Reopens
Gallaudet University is open for staff and visitors. Classes resume on January 21.
January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Day
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is recognized for his fight for civil rights. Gallaudet is closed this day.
January 21, 2014 - Semester Begins
First day of classes
January 30, 2014 - Remembering the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about the life and legacy of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and about other civil right leaders who lead efforts in the fight for equality from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Andrew Foster Auditorium.
February 01, 2014 - African American History Month begins
African American History Month runs through the month of February and is a celebration of the contributions of African American.
February 04, 2014 - Sesquicentennial Lecture Series
The Gallaudet Sesquicentennial Lecture Series is pleased to have Andrew Manning, internationally-recognized environmental scientist, from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Elstad Auditorium.This accessible lecture is free and open to the campus community.
February 06, 2014 - Lecture: "Educational Neuroscience of Reading Development"
Bruce McCandliss presents on the neuroscience of reading development. The third presentation in VL2's Educational Science Seminar will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MLC, Room B111.
February 13, 2014 - Lecture: "Sensitive periods and developmental plasticity for language learning"
Elissa Newport from Georgetown University will present about sensitive periods and developmental plasticity for language learning. The fourth presentation in VL2's Educational Science Seminar will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MLC, Room B111.
February 13, 2014 - Presentation on the integration of black deaf students
Dr. Glenn Anderson will present, "Still I Rise! The Enduring Legacy of Black Deaf Arkansans Before and After Integration," from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Foster Auditorium.
February 20, 2014 - February 22, 2014 - Association of College Educators - Deaf & Hard of Hearing annual conference
The Association of College Educators - Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) will be hosting their annual conference at the Kellogg Conference Hotel on February 20-22, 2014 and has issued a call for proposals on its theme "Investing in Children... Our National Treasure."
March 06, 2014 - Sesquicentennial Lecture Series
The Gallaudet Sesquicentennial Lecture Series is pleased to have Ritchie Bryant, professor in the American Sign Language and Interpreting Training Program at Austin Community College, present, "From Pennsylvania to Trailblazing Agent for Change: How Dr. Nathie Marbury Influenced the Course of the American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Field," from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Elstad Auditorium.This accessible lecture is free and open to the campus community.
March 09, 2014 - Daylight Savings begins
Time to set your clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m.
March 13, 2014 - Lecture: "Educational Neuroscience as Situated Practice"
The fifth lecture in the VL2 Educational Neuroscience Seminar brings Tom Humphries to discuss educational neuroscience as situated practice. This lecture will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MLC, Room B111.
March 17, 2014 - March 21, 2014 - Spring Break
No classes - the University is open
April 03, 2014 - Lecture: "Constraint-based Error Patterns in ASL Sentence Processing"
Ted Supalla wraps up the VL2 Educational Neuroscience Seminar with a talk about constraint-based error patterns in ASL sentence processing. This lecture will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MLC, Room B111.
April 08, 2014 - Charter Day
On this day in 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the charter that granted the college the authority to award degrees.
April 09, 2014 - April 10, 2014 - Gallaudet Symposium
On April 9 and 10, 2014, Gallaudet University will host a 2-day symposium titled "Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C." This gathering of scholars marks the 150th anniversary of access to higher education for deaf students.
May 06, 2014 - Spring Semester Ends
Last day of spring semester classes.
May 16, 2014 - Commencement
Gallaudet University celebrates the accomplishments of graduating seniors and graduate students. Field House, 1:30 p.m. The procession begins at 1:15 p.m. and guests should be in their seats before the procession begins.
May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day
Gallaudet is closed in observance of Memorial Day.
July 04, 2014 - Independence Day
Gallaudet is closed in observance of this federal holiday in honor of the nation's birthday.
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