University Holidays

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 Observance Guidelines

Traditionally, the University attempts to recognize religious observances of members of the University community in instances where those observances may conflict with University activities. On such dates, students should not be penalized for absences and faculty meetings should not be scheduled.

Examples of such occasions are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Muharram, Diwali, and Good Friday, but other days of religious observance may also conflict with scheduled academic activities. Faculty should encourage students to raise the potential for such conflicts as early in the term as possible. When such conflict occurs, students and faculty should discuss possible accommodations to reach mutually agreeable arrangements to reschedule the academic activity or provide a substitute activity or evaluation. Make-up work should be no more difficult than the original exam or assignment. If there is no consensus on the accommodation, it is the Dean’s or campus President’s responsibility to resolve disagreements between students and faculty.

Academic Calendar

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