How do we create an inclusive community? We open our hearts and minds to perspectives and ideas different than our own.  How do we find these perspectives and ideas?  Seek them out. Bookmark this list to return and use it often.  Challenge yourself to get outside your comfort zone, learn, and connect.  The work of inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. Please follow the guidelines to request accommodations for holidays or observances on days class or work is in session.

A link to the Ball State Holiday Calendar

Find an error or have an important date you’d like to see on the diversity calendar? 

Summer 2019

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
Independence Day
Jul. 4, 2019 Class not in session
Eid al-Adha Islamic Aug. 12, 2019# Date not fixed. See note above.
Janmashtami Hindu Aug. 23, 2019

Fall 2019


Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes

 Muharram  Islamic  Sept. 1, 2019
 
 Labor Day
   Sept 2, 2019
 
Navaratri/Dassehra Hindu Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2019
 Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019
Yom Kippur Jewish Oct. 9, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Oct. 14, 2019
*Sukkot Jewish Oct. 14-20, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 21, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
*Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 22, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
Diwali Hindu Oct. 27, 2019
Mawlid-al-Nabi Islamic Nov. 10, 2019 Date not fixed. See note above.
Veteran's Day
Nov. 11, 2019 Class not in session
Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 27-30, 2019 Class not in session
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 23-30, 2019
Christmas Day

Christian

Dec. 25, 2019

Class not in session

Spring Semester 2020

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2020 Class not in session
Spring Semester Begins
Jan. 6, 2020
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2020
Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 20, 2020 Class not in session
Lunar New Year
Jan. 25, 2020
President's Day
Feb. 17, 2020 Class not in session
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 21, 2020
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Feb. 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 26, 2020
Spring Break
Mar 1-8, 2020
Holi Hindu Mar. 9-10, 2020
Purim Jewish Mar. 10, 2020

Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 2, 2020
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 9-16, 2020 *Apr. 9-10, 15-16 Primary Obligation Days
Designated non-work day for observers
Good Friday Christian Apr. 10, 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 Apr. 24, 2020# Ramadan: Apr. 24-May 24, 2020
Dates not fixed. See note above.
Spring Semester ends
1-May-2020
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic May 19, 2020# Date not fixed. See note above.
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic May 24, 2020# Dates not fixed. See note above.
Memorial Day
May 25, 2020
Class not in session
*Shavuot Jewish May 29-30, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers

 

Summer 2020

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
Independence Day
Jul. 4, 2020

Class not in session

Janmashtami Hindu Aug. 10, 2020 Class not in session

Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic Aug. 20, 2020