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2018–19 Religious Observance Calendar

Policy regarding religious holidays. Classes are held. Students observing these days will be granted excused absences from all classes and an opportunity to make up any tests or exams given on these days.

FALL 2018

September

Rosh Hashanah Begins sundown Sunday9
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Sunday, September 9, and continues until darkness Tuesday, September 11.
Yom KippurBegins sundown Tuesday18
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Tuesday, September 18, and continues through darkness Wednesday, September 19.
Sukkot Begins sundown Sunday23
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Sunday, September 23, and continues through darkness Sunday, September  30.
Shmini AtzeretBegins sundown Sunday30
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Sunday, September  30, and continues through darkness Monday, October 1.

SPRING 2019

March

Ash WednesdayWednesday6
Note: A Student’s class may conflict with the scheduled on-campus Mass.

April

Good FridayFriday19
PassoverBegins sundown Friday19
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown Friday, April 19, until darkness Sunday, April 21, and the last two days of the holiday are celebrated sundown Thursday, April 25, until darkness Saturday, April 27.

MAY

RamadanBegins sundown Sunday5
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins sundown on Sunday, May 5, and continues until darkness Tuesday, June 4. The Islamic calendar is lunar and depends on the actual sighting of the new moon. Therefore, the actual dates may differ by a day or two.

JUNE

Eid-al-FitrBegins sundown Thursday4
Note: This Muslim holy day begins sundown Tuesday, June 4, and continues until darkness Wednesday, June 5. The Islamic calendar is lunar and depends on the actual sighting of the new moon. Therefore, the actual dates may differ by a day or two.
ShavuotBegins sundown Saturday8
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Saturday, June 8, and continues until darkness Monday, June 10.