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. 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. Bookmark this list and use it often.

Find an error or have an important date you’d like to see on the diversity calendar? Contact our office and let us know.

Spring Semester 2020
Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes

New Year's Day

Jan. 1, 2020

Class not in session. University administrative offices closed.

Spring Semester Begins

Jan. 6, 2020

Orthodox Christmas

Christian Orthodox

Jan. 7, 2020

Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 20, 2020

No classes. University administrative office closed.

Lunar New Year

Jan. 25, 2020

President's Day

Feb. 17, 2020

Maha Shivaratri

Hindu

Feb. 21, 2020

Beginning of Lent

Christian Orthodox

Feb. 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

Christian

Feb. 26, 2020

Spring Break

March 1-8, 2020

No Classes. University administrative offices open March 2-6.

Holi

Hindu

March 9-10, 2020

Purim

Jewish

March 10, 2020

Ramanavami

Hindu

April 2, 2020

*Passover (Pesach)

Jewish

April 9-16, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

Good Friday

Christian

April 10, 2020

Easter

Christian

April 12, 2020

Orthodox Good Friday

Christian Orthodox

April 17, 2020

Orthodox Easter

Christian Orthodox

April 19, 2020

Beginning of Ramadan

Islamic

April 24, 2020

Ramadan: Apr. 24-May 24, 2020

Spring Semester ends

May 1, 2020

Lailat Ul Qadr

Islamic

May 19, 2020

Date not fixed.

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Islamic

May 24, 2020

Dates not fixed.

Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Class not in session.

*Shavuot

Jewish

May 29-30, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

Summer Semester 2020
Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes

Independence Day Observance

Jul. 3, 2020

No classes. University administrative offices closed.

Eid al-Adha

Islamic

Jul 31/ Aug. 1 2020

Date not fixed.

Janmashtami

Hindu

Aug. 11, 2020

Fall Semester 2020
Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes
Muharram

Islamic

Aug. 19-20, 2020

Labor Day

Sept. 7, 2020

No classes. University administrative offices closed.

Yom Kippur

Jewish

Sept. 27-28, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

Fall Break

Oct. 6, 2020

No classes. University administrative offices closed.

Navaratri/Dassehra

Hindu

Oct. 17-26, 2020

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish

Oct. 18-20, 2020

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct. 12, 2020

*Sukkot

Jewish

Oct. 7-9, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

*Shmini Atzeret

Jewish

Oct. 10, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

*Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 11, 2020

Designated non-work day for observers.

Mawlid-al-Nabi

Islamic

Oct. 28-29, 2020

Date not fixed

Diwali

Hindu

Nov. 14, 2020

Veteran's Day

Nov. 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 25-29, 2020

No classes. University administrative offices close at noon on Wednesday.

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

Jewish

Dec. 10-18, 2020

Christmas Day

Christian

Dec. 25, 2020

Class not in session.