The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Chaplain would like for students, faculty, and staff to be aware of a broad range of religious observances. 

Faculty should consider the manner in which holy days might impact student class attendance or their ability to complete assignments on respective due dates. 

Administrative and Academic Units, as well as Student Organizations, should consider holy days when scheduling department-wide or university-wide events and programming. 

Students interested in holy day accommodations for class and lab assignments, attendance, or athletic practice/competition should contact faculty or coaches well in advance with such requests. Students can utilize the Religious Holy Day Accommodation Email Template to reach out to faculty, staff, or coaches, etc.

Below is a list of holy days observed by many students, staff, and faculty members in our community. You can find detailed descriptions of the Holy Days in the next page after the calendar. This list, though exhaustive in its inclusion of traditions represented on our campus, is not complete. Consequently, please direct suggestions for accommodations or additions to the list to the Chaplain’s Office.

Dates for 2023-2024

*Note that Jewish and Muslim holy days begin at sundown on the first day indicated.
Holy days on which absence from work or school is common.

June 28*- July 1‘Eid al-AdhaMuslim
July 27*- 28 ‘AshuraMuslim
September 15* – 17Rosh HaShanahJewish
September 24*- 25Yom KippurJewish
September 29Mid-Autumn DayEast and Southeast Asian
September 29* – October 7SukkotJewish
October 28 – November 27KathinTheravada Buddhist
November 12 – 16 Diwali beginsHindu/Jain
December 8Bodhi DayMahayana Buddhist
December 7*- 15HanukkahJewish
December 21Winter SolsticeMany traditions across the World
December 25ChristmasChristian
January 7Feast of the NativityOrthodox Christian
February 10Lunar New YearEast Asian Traditions
Various dates in SpringBuddhist New YearBuddhist
February 14Ash WednesdayCatholic/Protestant Christian
March 11* – Apr 9RamadanMuslim
March 24 – 25HoliHindu
March 24 – 30Holy WeekChristian
March 29Good/Holy FridayCatholic/Protestant & Orthodox Christian
March 31EasterCatholic/Protestant & Orthodox Christian
Various dates in AprilWater FestivalSoutheast Asian Traditions
April 10* – 13‘Eid al-FitrMuslim
April 22* – 30Pesach/PassoverJewish
May 5PaschaOrthodox Christian
May 6*- 7Yom HaShoahJewish
June 11*- 13ShavuotJewish
June 21Summer Solstice Many traditions across the World

*Note that Jewish and Muslim holy days begin at sundown on the first day indicated.
Holy days on which absence from work or school is common