Religious Holidays

2015-16 Religious Holidays

The following is only a partial list. A full multifaith list may be found here.
Rosh Hashana September 13-15, 2015
Yom Kippur September 22-23, 2015
Eid al-Adha September 23, 2015
Diwali November 10, 2015
Good Friday March 25, 2016
Easter March 27, 2015
Passover April 22-30, 2016


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.