The Religious Holiday Policy reads: The college (offices and departments) will not schedule public and/or college-wide events on the following major religious holidays: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, the first night of Passover, Eid-al-Fitr, and Eid-al-Adha. The college calendar already excludes events on Christmas and Easter. Students must make arrangements with their faculty members in advance when an exam (including quizzes), papers, and other work are due on major religious holidays. A student will not be penalized for missing class or not handing in work on a holiday due to religious observance. However, students must notify faculty, in writing, reasonably  in advance of the holiday if they will be absent from class for religious observance. Likewise, students who observe these holidays must notify, in advance, their coaches should they have athletic practice or scheduled competition at a time of religious observance. While faculty and staff are expected to be sensitive to the needs of observant students of all faiths when planning lectures, field trips, work and other curricular activity that might conflict with observance of a major religious holiday, any course work or other obligation that is missed remains the student’s responsibility to complete. Faculty members are expected to make reasonable arrangements for students to complete missed work; students must make up the work. For questions, please contact Rabbi Marley Weiner at

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Rosh Hashanah

  • Begins sundown on Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Yom Kippur

  • Begins sundown on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Thursday, September 16, 2021


  • Begins sundown on Monday September 20, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Monday, September 27, 2021

Shmini Atzeret

  • Begins sundown on Monday, September 27, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Simchat Torah

  • Begins sundown on Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Wednesday, September 29, 2021


  • Begins sundown on Sunday, November 28, 2021
  • Ends sundown on Monday, December 6, 2021

Tu Bishvat

  • Begins sundown on Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • End sundown on Monday, January 17, 2022


  • Begins sundown on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Ends sundown on Thursday, March 17, 2022

Passover (Only the first night of Passover is observed by the College)

  • Begins sundown on Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Ends sundown on Saturday, April 23, 2022