Religious Holidays

2013-14 Religious Holidays

The following is only a selection, a partial list. A full, multifaith list may be found here.
Rosh Hashana September 4-6, 2013
Yom Kippur September 14, 2013
Eid October 14-15, 2013
Diwali November 3, 2013
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Passover April 14-April 22, 2014
Easter April 20, 2014


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.