Religious Observance Dates

Please refer to the Religious Observance Policy and Procedures.

Below is a list of religious observance dates for the 2019-2020 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 30 - October 1

Rosh Hashanah

Monday - Tuesday

October 9

Yom Kippur

Wednesday

October 14 - 15

Sukkot

Monday - Tuesday

October 21 - 22

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Monday - Tuesday

November 1

Feast of All Saints

Friday

December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday

February 26

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday

April 9 - 10

Passover, first days

Thursday - Friday

April 10

Good Friday

Friday

April 12

Easter

Sunday

April 15 - 16

Passover, last days

Wednesday - Thursday

May 21

Ascension Thursday

Thursday

May 23 - 24

Eid-ul-Fitr

Saturday - Sunday

May 29 - 30

Shavuot

Friday - Saturday

July 30 - 31

Eid-ul-Adha

Thursday - Friday