Holidays and Religious Observances

Celebrating Holidays and Diversity

Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

Fall 2023

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesAdditional Notes
Labor Day September 4, 2025University closed on September 4, 2023
Krishna JanmashtamiHinduSeptember 6, 2023 
Rosh HashanahJudaismSeptember 15 (evening) - September 17 (evening), 2023 
Yom KippurJudaismSeptember 24 (evening) - September 25 (evening), 2023 
SukkotJudaismSeptember 29 (evening) - October 6 (evening), 2023 
Shemini AtzeretJudaismOctober 6 (evening) - October 8 (evening), 2023 
Simchat TorahJudaismOctober 7 (evening) - October 8 (evening), 2023 
Indigenous Peoples' Day October 9, 2023 
NavaratriHinduOctober 15 - October 24, 2023 
VijayadashamiHinduOctober 24, 2023 
Veterans Day November 11, 2023 
DiwaliHinduNovember 12, 2023 
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2023University closed on November 23, 2023
Hanukkah/ChanukahJudaismDecember 7 (evening) - December 15 (evening), 2023 
Christmas DayChristianityDecember 25, 2023University closed on December 26, 2023
Kwanzaa December 26, 2023 - January 1, 2024 

 

Spring 2024

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesAdditional Notes
New Year's Day January 1, 2024University closed on January 2, 2023
Orthodox ChristmasChristianityJanuary 7, 2024 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15, 2024University closed on January 15, 2024
Lunar New Year February 10, 2024 
Presidents Day February 19, 2024 
Maha ShivaratriHinduMarch 8, 2024 
RamadanIslam

March 10 (evening) - April 9 (evening), 2024*

*Dates are contingent on the sighting of the moon

 
Holi March 24 (evening) - March 25, 2024 
PurimJudaismMarch 23 (evening) - March 24 (evening), 2024 
Good FridayChristianityMarch 29, 2024 
EasterChristianityMarch 31, 2024 
Eid al-FitrIslam

April 9 (evening) - April 10 (evening), 2024*

*Dates are contingent on the sighting of the moon

 
Rama NavamiHinduApril 17, 2024 
PassoverJudaismApril 22 (evening) - April 30 (evening), 2024 
Orthodox Good FridayChristianityMay 3, 2024 
Orthodox EasterChristianityMay 5, 2024 

 

Summer 2024

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesAdditional Notes
Memorial Day May 27, 2024University closed on May 27, 2024
ShavuotJudaismJune 11 (evening) - June 13 (evening), 2024

 

 

Eid al-AdhaIslam

June 16 (evening) - June 17 (evening), 2024

*Dates are contingent on the sighting of the moon

 
Juneteenth June 19, 2024 
Independence Day July 4, 2024University closed on July 4, 2023

 

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Fall 2024

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
Krishna Janmashtami Hindu August 26, 2024
Labor Day September 2, 2024 University closed on September 4, 2023
Rosh Hashanah Judaism October 2 (evening) - October 4 (evening), 2024
Navratri Hindu October 3 - October 12, 2024
Yom Kippur Judaism October 11 (evening) - October 12 (evening), 2024
Vijayadashami Hindu October 12, 2024
Indigenous People's Day October 14, 2024
Sukkot Judaism October 16 (evening) - October 23 (evening), 2024
Shemini Atzeret Judaism October 23 (evening) - October 24 (evening), 2024
Simchat Torah Judaism October 24 (evening) - October 25 (evening), 2024
Diwali November 1, 2024
Veterans Day November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving November 28, 2024 University closed on November 28, 2024
Native American Heritage Day November 29, 2024
Christmas Day Christianity December 25, 2024 University closed on December 26
Hanukkah/Chanukah Judaism December 25, 2024 (evening) - January 2, 2025 (evening)
Kwanzaa December 26, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Spring 2025

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
New Year's Day January 1, 2025 University closed on January 2, 2025
Orthodox Christmas January 7, 2025
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20, 2025 University is closed on January 20, 2025
Lunar New Year January 29, 2025
Presidents' Day February 17, 2025
Maha Shivratri Hindu February 26, 2025
Ramadan Islam February 28 – March 30, 2025
Purim Judaism March 13, 2025 (evening) - March 15, 2025 (evening)
Holi March 14 - March 15, 2025
Eid al-Fitr Islam March 29 (evening) - March 30 (evening), 2025
Rama Navami Hindu April 6, 2025
Passover Judaism April 12 (evening) - April 20 (evening), 2025
Good Friday Christianity April 18, 2025
Orthodox Good Friday Christianity April 18, 2025
Easter Christianity April 20, 2025
Orthodox Easter Christianity April 20, 2025