University Holidays and Religious Observances

Holiday Closures

University offices are closed in observance of these holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Spring Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • The day before Christmas
  • Christmas Day

Religious Holiday Observances

Consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University has a tradition of recognizing the religious holidays members of the University community may observe.

At the beginning of each academic year, the Provost advises faculty that students shall not be penalized for absences resulting from a religious observance that conflicts with a University activity. For graduate and professional students, conflicts may arise with a class they are taking, a class they are teaching, or a meeting related to their training. If you anticipate a conflict, please contact the faculty member or instructor as soon as possible, but no later than three weeks prior to the conflict, in order to allow for adequate accommodations to be arranged. Faculty are expected to make a reasonable effort to reach mutually agreeable arrangements with you. If you experience any issues with this request, please reach out directly to your department chair, dean, or Vice Provost Amanda Godley.


Additional Information

2020 Memo on Religious Observances and Social Justice Activity during the Academic Year

International Holiday Calendar from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Religious Observances Guidelines and Support – A Message from Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner