Religious Holidays

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 programing. 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. Below is a list of holy days observed by many students, staff, and faculty members in our community. This list, though exhaustive in its inclusion of traditions represented on our campus, is not complete. Consequently, please direct suggestions for accommodations to the Chaplain’s Office.

BUDDHIST

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Buddha’s Birthday
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Friday, April 8, 2022
Saturday, April 8, 2023

CHRISTIAN/CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020
Friday, April 2, 2021
Friday, April 15, 2022
Friday, April 7, 2023

Easter
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Sunday, April 9, 2023

Christmas
December 25 (all years)

CHRISTIAN – EASTERN ORTHODOX

Christmas (Julian Calendar)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Friday, January 7, 2022
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Good Friday
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday, April 30, 2021
Friday, April 22, 2022
Friday, April 14, 2023

Easter
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Sunday, April 16, 2023

HINDU

Diwali
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Saturday, November 14, 2020
November 4, 2021
Monday, October 24, 2022

Holi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Monday, March 29, 2021
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Saturday, March 25, 2023

JEWISH

Rosh Hashanah, first two days
Monday-Tuesday, September 30 – October 1, 2019
Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20, 2020
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 7-8, 2021
Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27, 2022

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sukkot
Monday, October 14, 2019
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Monday, October 10, 2022

Passover
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Thursday, April 6, 2023

MUSLIM

Eid al-Fitr
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Tuesday, May 13, 2021
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Eid al-Adha
Monday, August 12, 2019
Friday, July 31, 2020
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Ashura
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Monday, August 8, 2022

Ramadan
Friday, April 24-Saturday, May 23, 2020
Tuesday, April 13-Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sunday, April 3-Sunday, May 1, 2022
Thursday, March 23-Thursday, April 20, 2023