Religious Holidays

2017-2018 Religious Holidays

The following is only a partial list. A full multi-faith list may be found here.

Eid al Adha September 1-September 4, 2017
Rosh Hashanah Sundown September 20-22, 2017
Yom Kippur Sundown September 29-September 30, 2017
Diwali October 19, 2017
Passover (Pesach)
Sundown March 30-April 7, 2018
Good Friday March 30, 2018
Easter April 1, 2018


Weekly observances vary (i.e. Friday/Saturday for Judaism; Sunday for Christianity; Friday for Islam). The Jewish Sabbath and Holy days begin at sundown. Passover is not a synagogue-based holiday, but a home based holiday (hence the significance of home and travel time). The intent of the University Policy on Religious Observance is that the student need not face a conflict or choice between academic performance and religious observance. These dates and notes were assembled by the University Chaplains, meeting with the Dean of the Chapel. Dean Hill is happy to speak directly with faculty, staff, students and others, as the need arises.