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List of Religious and Other Holidays

2021-2022
Academic Year
Past:
 
2020-2021
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
Fall 2021   Fall 2020 Fall 2019
  Winter 2022     Winter 2021   Winter 2020
  Spring 2022     Spring 2021   Spring 2020
  Summer 2022     Summer 2021   Summer 2020

University Policy Regarding Religious Holidays

Note:
  • University holiday closures are indicated in RED
  • Jewish holidays (marked with a * ) begin at sundown the previous day.

2021-2022

Fall 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Labor Day   Sep 6, 2021
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep 6-8, 2021 *
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep 15-16, 2021 *
Sukkot Jewish Sep 20-27, 2021 *
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Sep 27-29, 2021 *
Navratri Hindu Oct 7-15, 2021
Columbus Day/ Indigenous People’s Day   Oct 11, 2021
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Oct 19, 2021
Feast of All Saints Christian Nov 1, 2021
All Souls' Day Christian Nov 2, 2021
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov 4, 2021
Thanksgiving Recess   Nov 24-28, 2021
Thanksgiving   Nov 25, 2021
Advent - first Sunday Christian Nov 28, 2021
Hanukkah Jewish Nov 28, 2021 * -Dec 6, 2021
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec 8, 2021
Christmas Eve Christian Dec 24, 2021
Christmas Christian Dec 25, 2021
Kwanzaa   Dec 26, 2021

Winter 2022

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year’s Day   Jan 1, 2022
Epiphany Christian Jan 6, 2022
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan 7, 2022
Martin Luther King Day   Jan 17, 2022

Spring 2022

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian /Daoist / Buddhist Feb 1, 2022
President's Day   Feb 21, 2022
Laylat al-Miraj Islamic Mar 1, 2022
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Mar 1, 2022
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar 2, 2022
Beginning of Lent Christian Mar 2, 2022
Purim Jewish Mar 16-17, 2022 *
Laylat al-Bara’at Islamic Mar 17, 2022
Holi Hindu Mar 19, 2022
Ramadan Islamic Apr 2, 2022-May 3, 2022
Palm Sunday Christian Apr 10, 2022
Rama Navami Hindu Apr 10, 2022
Passover Jewish Apr 15-23, 2022 *
Good Friday Christian Apr 15, 2022
Holy Saturday Christian Apr 16, 2022
Easter Sunday Christian Apr 17, 2022
Orthodox Good Friday Christian (Orthodox) Apr 22, 2022
Orthodox Easter Christian (Orthodox) Apr 24, 2022
Laylat al-Qadr Islamic Apr 26, 2022
Eid al-Fitr Islamic May 3, 2022
Ascension Thursday Christian May 26, 2022
Shavuot Jewish June 4-6, 2022 *
Pentecost Christian June 5, 2022

Summer 2022

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Memorial Day   May 30, 2022
Independence Day   Jul 4, 2022
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul 10, 2022
Ra's as-Sanah Islamic Jul 30, 2022
Ashura Islamic Aug 8, 2022

Past semesters

2020-2021

Fall 2020

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Islamic New Year (Muharram) Islamic Aug 20, 2020
Ashura Islamic Aug 28, 2020
Labor Day   Sep 7, 2020
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep 19, 2020 * -Sep 20, 2020
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep 28, 2020 *
Sukkot Jewish Oct 3, 2020 * -Oct 9, 2020
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct 10, 2020 * -Oct 11, 2020
Columbus Day   Oct 12, 2020
Navratri Hindu Oct 17, 2020-Oct 26, 2020
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Oct 29, 2020
Feast of All Saints Christian Nov 1, 2020
All Souls' Day Christian Nov 2, 2020
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov 14, 2020
Christ the King Christian Nov 22, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess   Nov 23, 2020-Nov 29, 2020
Thanksgiving   Nov 26, 2020
Advent - first Sunday Christian Nov 29, 2020
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec 8, 2020
Hanukkah Jewish Dec 11, 2020 * -Dec 18, 2020
Christmas Eve Christian Dec 24, 2020
Christmas Christian Dec 25, 2020
Kwanzaa   Dec 26, 2020

Winter 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year’s Day   Jan 1, 2021
Epiphany Christian Jan 6, 2021
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan 7, 2021
Martin Luther King Day   Jan 18, 2021

Spring 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian /Daoist / Buddhist Feb 12, 2021
President's Day   Feb 15, 2021
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb 17, 2021
Beginning of Lent Christian Feb 17, 2021
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb 21, 2021
Purim Jewish Feb 26, 2021 *
Laylat al-Miraj Islamic Mar 11, 2021
Laylat al-Bara’at Islamic Mar 27, 2021
Passover Jewish Mar 28, 2021 * -Apr 4, 2021
Palm Sunday Christian Mar 28, 2021
Holi Hindu Mar 29, 2021
Good Friday Christian Apr 2, 2021
Holy Saturday Christian Apr 3, 2021
Easter Sunday Christian Apr 4, 2021
Ramadan Islamic Apr 13, 2021-May 13, 2021
Rama Navami Hindu Apr 21, 2021
Orthodox Good Friday Christian (Orthodox) Apr 30, 2021
Orthodox Easter Christian (Orthodox) May 2, 2021
Laylat al-Qadr Islamic May 8, 2021
Ascension Thursday Christian May 13, 2021
Eid al-Fitr Islamic May 13, 2021
Shavuot Jewish May 17, 2021 * -May 18, 2021
Pentecost Christian May 23, 2021

Summer 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Memorial Day   May 31, 2021
Independence Day   Jul 4, 2021
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul 20, 2021
Islamic New Year (Muharram) Islamic Aug 9, 2021
Ra's as-Sanah Islamic Aug 10, 2021
Ashura Islamic Aug 18, 2021

2019-2020

Fall 2019

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Labor Day   Sept. 2, 2019
Muharram Islamic Sep. 10, 2019
Navratri Hindu Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2019
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep. 30 * -Oct. 1, 2019
Yom Kippur Jewish Oct. 9 * , 2019
Sukkot Jewish Oct. 14 * -20, 2019
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 21 * -22, 2019
Columbus Day   Oct. 14, 2019
Fall Recess   Oct. 14-15, 2019
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Oct. 27, 2019
All Saints' Day Christian Nov. 1, 2019
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 3, 2019
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Nov. 10, 2019
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2019
Thanksgiving   Nov. 28, 2019
Thanksgiving Recess   Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2019
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec. 8, 2019
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 22-30, 2019
Christmas Christian Dec. 25, 2019

Winter 2020

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2020
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2020
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 20, 2020

Spring 2020

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Jan. 25, 2020
President's Day   Feb. 17, 2020
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 21, 2020
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 26, 2020
Beginning of Lent Christian Feb. 26, 2020
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 8, 2020
Purim Jewish Mar. 9-10, 2020
Holi Hindu Mar. 9-10, 2020
Spring Recess   Mar. 16-22, 2020
Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 2, 2020
Good Friday Christian Apr. 10, 2020
Passover Jewish Apr. 9 * -16, 2020
Easter Christian Apr. 12, 2020
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 17, 2020
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 19, 2020
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic April 23, 2020
Lailat al-Qadr Islamic May 19, 2020
Ascension Thursday Christian May 21, 2020
Eid al-Fitr Islamic May 23-24, 2020
Memorial Day   May 25, 2020

Summer 2020

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Shavuot Jewish May 29 * -30, 2020
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2020
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul. 30-31, 2020

 

 

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