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Religious Observance Dates

Please refer to the Religious Observance Policy and Procedures.

Below is a list of religious observance dates for the 2020-2021 academic year. While not exhaustive, this list will provide notice to the faculty of the religious observance dates of many faiths practiced by our students. 

To the extent possible, faculty should avoid scheduling examinations or assigning papers, presentations, or other academic requirements on any of the identified religious observance dates. When this is unavoidable, professors must give students, who have notified their professors in advance, the opportunity for equivalent make-up work.

Date

Holiday

Day of Week

September 19 - 20

Rosh Hashanah

Saturday- Sunday

September 28

Yom Kippur

Monday

October 3 - 4

Sukkot

Saturday - Sunday

October 10 - 11

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Saturday - Sunday

November 1

Feast of All Saints

Sunday

December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday

February 17

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday

March 28 - 29

Passover, first days

Sunday - Monday

April 2

Good Friday

Friday

April 4

Easter

Sunday

April 3 - 4

Passover, last days

Saturday - Sunday

May 13

Ascension Thursday

Thursday

May 12 - 13

Eid-ul-Fitr

Wednesday - Thursday

May 17 - 18

Shavuot

Monday - Tuesday

July 19 - 20

Eid-ul-Adha

Monday - Tuesday