Religious Holidays

Religious Accommodation Request Form

This form is used to submit a request for accommodations if you (the student) may be absent from class(es) due to a regularly occurring religious holiday or observance. To allow time for processing and for faculty to accommodate your request, please submit this form at least one full week (7 days) prior to your anticipated absence. Requests submitted fewer than 7 days prior to the date of religious observance may not be accommodated. See below for examples of regularly occurring religious events.

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Fall 2016 Religious Holidays

Mabon Equinox(Wicca/Pagan)……………………………………………September 22nd, 2016

Ostata Equinox(Wicca/Pagan)………………………..…………………….September 22nd, 2016

Michael and All Angels(Christian)……………………………………….September 29th, 2016

Meskel(Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)…………………………………..…….September 29th, 2016

Navaratri(Hindu)……………………………………………………………October 1st-10th, 2016

Muharram New Year(Islam)………………………………………………………October 2nd, 2016

Rosh Hashanah(Jewish)…………………………………..………………….October 3rd-4th, 2016

St Francis Day(Catholic Christian)……………………………………………October 4th, 2016

Blessing of the Animals(Christian)…………………………………………….October 4th, 2016

Thanksgiving-Canada(Interfaith)………………………………………………October 10th, 2016

Dasara(Hindu)…………………………………………………………………October 11th, 2016

Ashura(Islam)………………………………………………………………….October 12th, 2016

Yom Kippur(Jewish)………………………………………………………….October 12th, 2016

Sukkot(Jewish)……………………………………………………………October 17th-23rd, 2016

St Luke, Apostle & Evangelist(Christian)…………………..…………………October 18th, 2016

Birth of the Bab(Baha’i)…………………………………………..……………October 20th, 2016

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth(Sikh)……………………..…………October 20th, 2016

Shemini Atzeret(Jewish)………………………………………………………October 24th, 2016

Simchat Torah(Jewish)………………………………………………………..October 25th, 2016

Diwali-Deepavali(Hindu/Sikh/Jain)…………………………………………October 30th, 2016

All Hallows Eve(Christian)……………………………………………………October 31st, 2016

Reformation Day(Protestant Christian)…………………..…………………..October 31st, 2016

New Year(Jain)………………………………………………………………..October 31st, 2016

All Saints Day(Christian)……………………………………………………November 1st, 2016

Samhain-Beltane(Wicca/Pagan)……………………………………………..November 1st, 2016

Birth of the Bab(Baha’i)…………………………………………………….November 1st, 2016

All Souls Day(Catholic Christian)…………………………………………November 2nd, 2016

Birth of Baha’u’llah(Baha’i)………………………………………………….November 2nd, 2016

Birthday of guru Nanak Dev Sahib(Sikh)…………………………………..November 14th, 2016

Nativity Fast begins(Orthodox Christian)………………………………….November 15th, 2016

Christ the King(Christian)………………………………………………….November 20th, 2016

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur(Sikh)……………………………………November 24th, 2016

Thanksgiving(Interfaith USA)……………………………………………November 24th, 2016

Day of the Covenant(Baha’i)……………………………………………….November 25th, 2016

Advent begins(Christian)…………………………………………………..November 27th, 2016

Christ the King(Christian)………………………………………………….November 27th, 2016

Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha(Baha’i)………………………………………November 27th, 2016

St Andrew’s Day(Christian)………………………………………………..November 30th, 2016

Saint Nicholas Day(Christian)………………………………………………..December 6th, 2016

Bodhi Day(Buddhism)……………………………………………………….December 8th, 2016

Immaculate Conception of Mary(Catholic Christian)………………………..December 8th, 2016

Feast day-Our Lady of Guadalupe(Catholic Christian)…………………….December 12th, 2016

Mawlid an Nabe(Islam)……………………………………………………..December 12th, 2016

Posadas Navidenas(Hispanic Christian)……………………………….December 16th-25th, 2016

Mawlid an Nabi(Islam)………………………………………………………December 14th, 2016

Solstice-Yule(Wicca/Pagan)………………………………………………..December 21st, 2016

Solstice-Litha(Wicca/Pagan)………………………………………………..December 21st, 2016

Christmas Eve(Christian)…………………………………………………….December 24th, 2016

Christmas(Christian)………………………………………………………..December 25th, 2016

Feast of the Nativity(Orthodox Christian)………………………………..December 25th, 2016

Hanukkah(Jewish)………………………………………………………….December 25th, 2016

Zarathosht Diso(Zoroastrian)………………………………………………December 26th, 2016

St Stephens Day(Christian)…………………………………………………December 26th, 2016

Holy Innocents(Christian)…………………………………………………..December 28th, 2016

Holy Family(Catholic Christian)…………………………………………December 30th, 2016

Watch Night(Christian)……………………………………………………December 31st, 2016

Spring 2017 Religious Holidays

Lughnasadh and Imbolc(Wicca/Pagan)………………………..………………February 2nd, 2017

Transfiguration of the Lord(Christian)……………………………………..February 26th, 2017

Lailat al Bara’ah(Islam)……………………………….…………………………..May 12th, 2017

Summer 2017 Religious Holidays

Ramadan begins(Islam)……………………………………………………………May 27th, 2017

Ascension of Baha’u’llah(Baha’i)………………….……………………………..May 29th, 2017

Trinity Sunday(Christian)…………………………………………………………June 11th, 2017

Corpus Christi(Catholic Christian)………………………………………………..June 15th, 2017

Saint Valdimir Day(Christian)…………………………………………………..June 15th, 2017

Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom(Sikh)……………………………………………….June 16th, 2017

New Church Day(Swedenborgian Christian)…………………………………….June 19th, 2017

Summer Solstice(Canadian Native People/Wicca/Pagan)………………………June 21st, 2017

Laylat al-Qadr(Islam)……………………………………………………………..June 22nd, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus(Catholic Christian)………………………………………June 23rd 2017

Eid al Fitr(Islam)………………………………………………………………June 26th-28th, 2017

Saints Peter and Paul(Christian)…………………………………………………..June 29th, 2017

Martyrdom of the Bab(Baha’i)…………………………………………………….July 9th, 2017

Asalha Puja Day(Buddhist)………………………………………………………..July 9th, 2017

All Saints(Orthodox Christian)………………………………………………….July 11th, 2017

Saint Benedict Day(Catholic Christian)…………………………………………..July 11th, 2017

Obon(Shinto)…………………………………………………………………July13th-15th, 2017

Pioneer Day(Mormon Christian)………………………………………………..July 24th, 2017

Tisha B’Av(Jewish)…………………………………………………………….August 1st, 2017

Lammas(Christian)……………………………………………………………..August 1st, 2017

Fast in the Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus(Orthodox Christian)…………August 1st, 2017

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary(Christian)……………………………August 15th, 2017

Raksha Bandhan(Hindu)……………………………………………………….August 7th, 2017

Beheading of John the Baptist(Christian)…………………………………….August 29th, 2017