The Center for Diversity and Social Justice and International Student Services recognizes that in a diverse and interconnected world, we have opportunities to celebrate and recognize many customs deriving from various cultures. We aim to create a culture of inclusive understanding and a welcoming environment which honors all cultures.
The university will be closed for the following holidays during the 2013-14 academic year. The holiday will extend from the closing hour of the preceding day to the opening hour of the following day.
Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 28
Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 29
Christmas Eve - Monday, Dec. 24
Christmas Day - Tuesday, Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve - Monday, Dec. 31
New Year's Day - Tuesday, Jan. 1
Good Friday - Friday, April 18
Memorial Day (Observed) - Monday, May 27
Independence Day (Observed) - Thursday, July 4
OTHER RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
We recognize and respect the expression of various cultures and faiths practiced in our community. Although the university does not close in observance of holidays other than those listed above, reasonable accommodations will be made for students, staff and faculty who observe other religious holidays in which they and their families honor.
When scheduling campus events, we try to avoid conflicts with the following major religious holiday whenever possible.
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) Monday-Tuesday, September 4-6
Yom Kippur (Jewish) Wednesday, September 14
Diwali (Hindu) Tuesday, November 3
Muharram (Islam) Thursday, November 15
Hanukkah (Jewish) Begins Sunday, December 5
Kwanzaa (African) Wednesday, December 26
Passover (Jewish) Tuesday, March 15
Ramadan (Muslim) Begins Friday, July 9
For a more extensive list of holidays, contact the Office of Human Resources extension 4024 or the Chaplain’s Office extension 4303.