It is University policy (University Regulation on Attendance, Book 2, 2.47B, formerly 60.14f) to excuse, without penalty, students who are absent from class because of religious observance and to allow the make-up of work missed because of such absence. Examinations and special required out-of-class activities shall ordinarily not be scheduled on those days when religiously observant students refrain from participating in secular activities. Absences for reasons of religious obligation shall not be counted for purposes of reporting.

Students are advised to provide timely notification to instructors about necessary absences for religious observances and are responsible for making up the work or exams according to an agreed-upon schedule.

*Note that Jewish and Muslim holy days begin at sundown on the first day indicated.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Summer 2021

Dates Holiday or Observance Religion
July 17-July18, 2021* Tisha B’Av Jewish
July 20, 2021 Eid al-Adha Islamic
August 9, 2021 Islamic New Year (Muharram) Islamic
August 10, 2021 Ra’s as-Sanah Islamic
August 15, 2021 Assumption of Mary Christian
August 18, 2021 Ashura Islamic
August 30, 2021 Janmastmi Hindu

Fall 2021

Dates Holiday or Observance Religion
September 6-8, 2021* Rosh Hashanah Jewish
September 10, 2021 Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu
September 15-16, 2021* Yom Kippur Jewish
September 20-27, 2021* Sukkot Jewish
September 27-29, 2021* Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish
October 7-15, 2021 Navratri Hindu
October 19, 2021 Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic
November 1, 2021 Feast of All Saints Christian
November 1-5, 2021 Diwali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh
November 2, 2021 All Souls’ Day Christian
November 28, 2021-December 6, 2021* Hanukkah Jewish
December 8, 2021 Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Christian
December 25, 2021 Christmas Christian
December 26, 2021 Kwanzaa

Winter 2022

Dates Holiday or Observance Religion
January 6, 2022 Epiphany Christian
January 7, 2022 Orthodox Christmas Christian (Orthodox)
January 14-17, 2022 Pongal/Uttaryan Hindu

Spring 2022

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

Summer 2022

Dates Holiday or Observance Religion
July 10, 2022 Eid al-Adha Islamic
July 30, 2022 Ra’s as-Sanah Islamic
August 6-August 7, 2022* Tisha B’Av Jewish
Aug 8, 2022 Ashura Islamic
August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Christian