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List of Religious and Other Holidays

2018-2019
Academic Year
Past:
 
2017-2018
Academic Year
2016-2017
Academic Year
Fall 2018   Fall 2017 Fall 2016
  Winter 2019   Winter 2018   Winter 2017
   Spring 2019     Spring 2018   Spring 2017
  Summer 2019     Summer 2018   Summer 2017

 

According to the Univeristy Policy Regarding Religious Holidays,

  • All student absences in order to practice their faith will be viewed as an ‘excused absence’, with no negative consequence.
  • Faculty are strongly urged to avoid scheduling examinations, papers, presentations or other assignments to be due on any of the major listed holidays.  When this is unavoidable, students will be given the opportunity for an equivalent make-up.

NOTE:

  • University holiday closures are indicated in RED

Summer 2018

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jun. 15-17, 2018
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jun. 21, 2018
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2018
Eid al-Adha Islamic Aug. 21-23, 2018

Fall 2018

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Labor Day   Sept. 3, 2018
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep. 9-11, 2018
Muharram Islamic Sep. 12, 2018
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep. 18-19, 2018
Sukkot Jewish Sep. 23-30, 2018
Shemini Atzeret Jewish Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2018
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 1- 2, 2018
Columbus Day   Oct. 8, 2018
Fall Recess   Oct. 8-9, 2018
Navratri Hindu Oct. 9 - Oct. 18, 2018
All Saints' Day Christian Nov. 1, 2018
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 4, 2018
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov. 7, 2018
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2018
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Nov. 20, 2018
Thanksgiving   Nov. 22, 2018
Thanksgiving Recess   Nov. 21-25, 2018
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 3, 2018-Dec. 10, 2018
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec. 8, 2018
Christmas Christian Dec. 25, 2018

 

 

Winter 2019

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2019
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2019
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 21, 2019

 

Spring 2019

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Feb. 5, 2019
President's Day   Feb. 18, 2019
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Mar. 4, 2019
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 6, 2019
Beginning of Lent Christian Mar. 6, 2019
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 10, 2019
Purim Jewish Mar. 20-21, 2019
Holi Hindu Mar. 21-22, 2019
Spring Recess   Mar. 18-24, 2019
Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 14, 2019
Good Friday Christian Apr. 19, 2019
Passover Jewish Apr. 19-27, 2019
Easter Christian Apr. 21, 2019
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 26, 2019
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 28, 2019
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic May 6, 2019
Ascension Thursday Christian May 30, 2019
Memorial Day   May 28, 2019

 

Summer 2019

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lailat al-Qadr Islamic May 31, 2019
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jun. 5-6, 2019
Shavuot Jewish Jun. 8-10, 2019
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2019
Eid al-Adha Islamic Aug. 11-12, 2019


Past semesters

Fall 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Labor Day   Sept. 5, 2016
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 13, 2016
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 22, 2016
Navratri Hindu Oct. 1 - Oct. 9, 2016
Muiharram Islamic Oct. 2, 2016
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Oct. 3-4, 2016
Columbus Day   Oct. 10, 2016
Yom Kippur Jewish Oct. 12, 2016
Sukkot Jewish Oct. 17 - 23, 2016
Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 24, 2016
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 25, 2016
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Oct. 30, 2016
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2016
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 6, 2016
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2016
Thanksgiving   Nov. 24, 2016
Mawlid-al-Nabi Islamic Dec. 1, 2016
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2016
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 25, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2016
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017

 

Winter 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2017
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2017
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 16, 2017

 

Spring 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Chinese New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Jan. 28, 2017
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2017
President's Day   Feb. 20, 2017
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 25, 2017
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Feb. 25, 2017
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 1, 2017
Purim Jewish Mar. 12, 2017 (starts Mar. 11 after sunset)
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 12, 2017
Spring Break   Mar. 13-19, 2017
Holi Hindu Mar. 13-14, 2017
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2017
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2017
Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 5, 2017
Passover Jewish Apr. 11-18, 2017
Good Friday Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 14, 2017
Baisakhi Sikh Apr. 14, 2017
Easter Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 16, 2017
Mother's Day   May 14, 2017

 

Summer 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic May 27, 2017
Memorial Day   May 29, 2017
Shavuot Jewish May 31-Jun. 1, 2017
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2017
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jun. 21, 2017
Father's Day   Jun. 18, 2017
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jun. 25, 2017
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2017
Janmashtami Hindu Aug. 15, 2017
Paryushan Jain Aug. 19-26, 2017

 

Fall 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 1-5, 2017
Labor Day   Sept. 4, 2017
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep. 20-22, 2017
Navratri Hindu Sep. 20 - Sep. 30, 2017
Muharram Islamic Sep. 22, 2017
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep. 29-30, 2017
Sukkot Jewish Oct. 4-11, 2017
Columbus Day   Oct. 9, 2017
Shemini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 11-13, 2017
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 11-13, 2017
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Oct. 19, 2017
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2017
All Saints' Day Christian Nov. 1, 2018
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 5, 2017
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2017
Thanksgiving   Nov. 23, 2017
Mawlid-al-Nabi Islamic Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2017
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec. 8, 2017
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 12, 2017-Dec. 20, 2017
Christmas
Christian Dec. 25, 2017
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018

 

Winter 2018

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2018
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2018
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 15, 2018

 

Spring 2018

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 13, 2018
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 14, 2018
Beginning of Lent Christian Feb. 14, 2018
Lunar New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Feb. 16, 2018
President's Day   Feb. 19, 2017
Purim Jewish Mar. 1, 2018 (starts Feb. 28 after sunset)
Holi Hindu Mar. 2-3, 2018
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 11, 2018
Spring Break   Mar. 12-18, 2018
Ramanavami Hindu Mar. 25, 2018
Good Friday Christian/Christian Orthodox Mar. 30, 2018
Passover Jewish Mar. 31- Apr. 7, 2018
Easter Christian Apr. 1, 2018
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 6, 2018
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 8, 2018
Ascension Thursday Christian May 10, 2018
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic May 16, 2018
Shavuot Jewish May 20-21, 2018
Memorial Day   May 28, 2018

 

Summer 2018

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jun. 16-17, 2018
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jun. 21, 2018
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2018
Eid al-Adha Islamic Aug. 22-23, 2018

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