The University of Oregon is committed to compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations relating to religious accommodations of its stakeholders, and respects the right of all students and employees to observe their religious holidays, and will make reasonable accommodations, upon request, for such observances.

You can use the following Religious Observances Calendar to identify events, classes, exams or UO activities which may intersect with religious observances.

Students who need to be absent from a class for religious obligation or observance reasons must make arrangements with instructors in advance.

A Student Religious Accommodation Request can be provided directly to the instructor by the end of the second week of the term. One form is required for each requested observance and for each course.

Student Religious Accommodation Request

2021–2022

Fall 2021

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Monday September 6 2021 Wednesday September 8 2021 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Wednesday September 15 2021 Thursday September 16 2021 Yom Kippur Jewish
Monday September 20 2021 Monday September 27 2021 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Monday September 27 2021 Wednesday September 29 2021 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Monday October 18 2021 Tuesday October 19 2021 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam
Saturday November 6 2021 Sunday November 7 2021 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Sunday November 7 2021 Monday November 8 2021 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Wednesday November 24 2021 Thursday November 25 2021 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Saturday November 27 2021 Sunday November 28 2021 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Sunday November 28 2021 Monday December 6 2021 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Tuesday December 21 2021   Winter Solstice (7:58 a.m. PST)  
Saturday December 25 2021   Christmas Western Christian
Sunday December 26 2021 Saturday January 1 2022 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Winter 2022

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Saturday January 1 2022   Gantan-sai (New Year) Shinto
Saturday January 8 2022   Feast of the Nativity Eastern Orthodox
Monday January 10 2022   Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Tuesday February 1 2022 Wednesday February 2 2022 Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Tiger] Chinese
Wednesday March 16 2022 Thursday March 17 2022 Purim Jewish
Sunday March 20 2022 Monday March 21 2022 Naw-Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Bahá’í
Sunday March 20 2022   Vernal Equinox (2:33 a.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Spring 2022

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Saturday April 2 2022   Ramadan, Beginning Islam
Sunday April 10 2022   Palm Sunday Western Christian
Friday April 15 2022   Good Friday Western Christian
Friday April 15 2022 Saturday April 16 2022 Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish
Sunday April 17 2022   Easter Western Christian
Thursday April 21 2022   Ridván Festival, Day 1 of 12 Bahá’í
Thursday April 21 2022 Friday April 22 2022 Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish
Friday April 22 2022   Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 24 2022   Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 24 2022   Pascha Eastern Orthodox
Friday April 29 2022   Ridván Festival, Day 9 of 12 Bahá’í
Monday May 2 2022   Ridván Festival, Day 12 of 12 Bahá’í
Monday May 2 2022 Tuesday May 3 2022 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal) Islam
Tuesday May 24 2022 Wednesday May 25 2022 Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
Sunday May 29 2022 Monday May 30 2022 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Saturday June 4 2022 Monday June 6 2022 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish
Tuesday June 21 2022   Summer Solstice (2:13 a.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Summer 2022

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Saturday July 9 2022 Sunday July 10 2022 Eid al-Adha Islam
Saturday July 9 2022 Sunday July 10 2022 Martyrdom of the Báb Bahá’í
Friday August 19 2022   Janmashtami Hindu

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

2022–2023

Fall 2022

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday September 25 2022 Tuesday September 27 2022 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Tuesday October 4 2022 Wednesday October 5 2022 Yom Kippur Jewish
Friday October 7 2022 Saturday October 8 2022 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam
Sunday October 9 2022 Sunday October 16 2022 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Sunday October 16 2022 Tuesday October 18 2022 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Tuesday October 25 2022 Wednesday October 26 2022 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Wednesday October 26 2022 Thursday October 27 2022 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Saturday November 26 2022 Sunday November 27 2022 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Monday November 28 2022 Tuesday November 29 2022 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Sunday December 18 2022 Monday December 26 2022 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Wednesday December 21 2022   Winter Solstice (1:47 p.m. PST)  
Sunday December 25 2022   Christmas Western Christian
Monday December 26 2022 Sunday January 1 2023 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Winter 2023

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday January 1 2023   Gantan-sai (New Year) Shinto
Sunday January 8 2023   Feast of the Nativity Eastern Orthodox
Sunday January 22 2023 Monday January 23 2023 Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Rabbit] Chinese
Monday March 6 2023 Tuesday March 7 2023 Purim Jewish
Monday March 20 2023 Tuesday March 21 2023 Naw-Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Bahá’í
Monday March 20 2023   Vernal Equinox (2:24 p.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Spring 2023

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Wednesday March 22 2023   Ramadan, Beginning Islam
Sunday April 2 2023   Palm Sunday Western Christian
Wednesday April 5 2023 Thursday April 6 2023 Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish
Friday April 7 2023   Good Friday Western Christian
Sunday April 9 2023   Easter Western Christian
Tuesday April 11 2023 Wednesday April 12 2023 Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish
Friday April 14 2023   Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 16 2023   Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Friday April 21 2023   Ridván Festival, Day 1 of 12 Bahá’í
Friday April 21 2023 Saturday April 22 2023 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal) Islam
Monday April 24 2023   Pascha Eastern Orthodox
Saturday April 29 2023   Ridván Festival, Day 9 of 12 Bahá’í
Tuesday May 2 2023   Ridván Festival, Day 12 of 12 Bahá’í
Tuesday May 23 2023 Wednesday May 24 2023 Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
Thursday May 25 2023 Saturday May 27 2023 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish
Monday May 29 2023 Tuesday May 30 2023 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Wednesday June 21 2023   Summer Solstice (7:58 a.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Summer 2023

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Wednesday June 28 2023 Thursday June 29 2023 Eid al-Adha Islam
Sunday July 9 2023 Monday July 10 2023 Martyrdom of the Báb Bahá’í
Wednesday September 6 2023   Janmashtami Hindu

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

2023–2024

Fall 2023

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Friday September 15 2023 Sunday September 17 2023 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Sunday September 24 2023 Monday September 25 2023 Yom Kippur Jewish
Tuesday September 26 2023 Wednesday September 27 2023 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam
Friday September 29 2023 Friday October 6 2023 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Friday October 6 2023 Sunday October 8 2023 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Thursday October 26 2023 Friday October 27 2023 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Friday October 27 2023 Saturday October 28 2023 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Sunday November 26 2023 Monday November 27 2023 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Tuesday November 28 2023 Wednesday November 29 2023 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Thursday December 7 2023 Friday December 15 2023 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Friday December 8 2023   Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Thursday December 21 2023   Winter Solstice (7:27 p.m. PST)  
Monday December 25 2023   Christmas Western Christian
Tuesday December 26 2023 Monday January 1 2024 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Winter 2024

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Monday January 1 2024   Gantan-sai (New Year) Shinto
Monday January 8 2024   Feast of the Nativity Eastern Orthodox
Thursday January 18 2024   Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Saturday February 10 2024 Sunday February 11 2024 Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Dragon] Chinese
Sunday March 10 2024   Ramadan, Beginning Islam
Tuesday March 19 2024 Wednesday March 20 2024 Naw-Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Bahá’í
Tuesday March 19 2024   Vernal Equinox (8:06 p.m. PDT)  
Saturday March 23 2024 Sunday March 24 2024 Purim Jewish

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Spring 2024

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday March 24 2024   Palm Sunday Western Christian
Friday March 29 2024   Good Friday Western Christian
Sunday March 31 2024   Easter Western Christian
Tuesday April 9 2024 Wednesday April 10 2024 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal) Islam
Tuesday April 16 2024   Pascha Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 21 2024   Ridván Festival, Day 1 of 12 Bahá’í
Monday April 22 2024 Tuesday April 23 2024 Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish
Sunday April 28 2024 Monday April 29 2024 Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish
Monday April 29 2024   Ridván Festival, Day 9 of 12 Bahá’í
Thursday May 2 2024   Ridván Festival, Day 12 of 12 Bahá’í
Friday May 3 2024   Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday May 5 2024   Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Friday May 24 2024 Saturday May 25 2024 Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
Wednesday May 29 2024 Thursday May 30 2024 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Tuesday June 11 2024 Thursday June 13 2024 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Summer 2024

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday June 16 2024 Monday June 17 2024 Eid al-Adha Islam
Thursday June 20 2024   Summer Solstice (1:50 p.m. PDT)  
Monday July 8 2024 Tuesday July 9 2024 Martyrdom of the Báb Bahá’í
Monday August 26 2024   Janmashtami Hindu

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

2024–2025

Fall 2024

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday September 15 2024 Monday September 16 2024 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam
Wednesday October 2 2024 Friday October 4 2024 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Friday October 11 2024 Saturday October 12 2024 Yom Kippur Jewish
Wednesday October 16 2024 Wednesday October 23 2024 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Wednesday October 23 2024 Friday October 25 2024 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Saturday November 2 2024 Sunday November 3 2024 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Sunday November 3 2024 Monday November 4 2024 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Monday November 25 2024 Tuesday November 26 2024 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Wednesday November 27 2024 Thursday November 28 2024 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Saturday December 21 2024   Winter Solstice (1:47 p.m. PST)  
Wednesday December 25 2024   Christmas Western Christian
Wednesday December 25 2024 Thursday January 2 2025 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Thursday December 26 2024 Wednesday January 1 2025 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Winter 2025

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Wednesday January 1 2025   Gantan-sai (New Year) Shinto
Tuesday January 7 2025   Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Wednesday January 8 2025   Feast of the Nativity Eastern Orthodox
Wednesday January 29 2025 Thursday January 30 2025 Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Snake] Chinese
Friday February 28 2025   Ramadan, Beginning Islam
Thursday March 13 2025 Friday March 14 2025 Purim Jewish
Wednesday March 19 2025 Thursday March 20 2025 Naw-Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Bahá’í
Thursday March 20 2025   Vernal Equinox (2:01 a.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Spring 2025

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday March 30 2025 Monday March 31 2025 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal) Islam
Saturday April 12 2025 Sunday April 13 2025 Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish
Sunday April 13 2025   Palm Sunday Western Christian
Friday April 18 2025   Good Friday Western Christian
Friday April 18 2025   Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Friday April 18 2025 Saturday April 19 2025 Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish
Sunday April 20 2025   Easter Western Christian
Sunday April 20 2025   Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 20 2025   Pascha Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 20 2025   Ridván Festival, Day 1 of 12 Bahá’í
Monday April 28 2025   Ridván Festival, Day 9 of 12 Bahá’í
Thursday May 1 2025   Ridván Festival, Day 12 of 12 Bahá’í
Friday May 23 2025 Saturday May 24 2025 Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
Wednesday May 28 2025 Thursday May 29 2025 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Sunday June 1 2025 Tuesday June 3 2025 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Summer 2025

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Friday June 6 2025 Saturday June 7 2025 Eid al-Adha Islam
Friday June 20 2025   Summer Solstice (7:41 p.m. PDT)  
Tuesday July 8 2025 Wednesday July 9 2025 Martyrdom of the Báb Bahá’í
Friday August 15 2025   Janmashtami Hindu

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

2025–2026

Fall 2025

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Thursday September 4 2025 Friday September 5 2025 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam
Monday September 22 2025 Wednesday September 24 2025 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Wednesday October 1 2025 Thursday October 2 2025 Yom Kippur Jewish
Monday October 6 2025 Monday October 13 2025 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Monday October 13 2025 Wednesday October 15 2025 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Wednesday October 22 2025 Thursday October 23 2025 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Thursday October 23 2025 Friday October 24 2025 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Tuesday November 25 2025 Wednesday November 26 2025 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Thursday November 27 2025 Friday November 28 2025 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Thursday December 18 2025 Friday December 26 2025 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Sunday December 21 2025   Winter Solstice (7:03 a.m. PST)  
Thursday December 25 2025   Christmas Western Christian
Friday December 26 2025 Thursday January 1 2026 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Winter 2026

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Thursday January 1 2026   Gantan-sai (New Year) Shinto
Thursday January 8 2026   Feast of the Nativity Eastern Orthodox
Monday January 26 2026   Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Tuesday February 17 2026   Ramadan, Beginning Islam
Tuesday February 17 2026 Wednesday February 18 2026 Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Horse] Chinese
Monday March 2 2026 Tuesday March 3 2026 Purim Jewish
Thursday March 19 2026 Friday March 20 2026 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal) Islam
Friday March 20 2026 Saturday March 21 2026 Naw-Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Bahá’í
Friday March 20 2026   Vernal Equinox (7:45 a.m. PDT)  

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Spring 2026

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday March 29 2026   Palm Sunday Western Christian
Wednesday April 1 2026 Thursday April 2 2026 Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish
Friday April 3 2026   Good Friday Western Christian
Sunday April 5 2026   Easter Western Christian
Wednesday April 8 2026 Thursday April 9 2026 Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish
Friday April 10 2026   Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Sunday April 12 2026   Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Tuesday April 21 2026   Ridván Festival, Day 1 of 12 Bahá’í
Friday April 24 2026   Pascha Eastern Orthodox
Wednesday April 29 2026   Ridván Festival, Day 9 of 12 Bahá’í
Saturday May 2 2026   Ridván Festival, Day 12 of 12 Bahá’í
Thursday May 21 2026 Saturday May 23 2026 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish
Sunday May 24 2026 Monday May 25 2026 Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
Tuesday May 26 2026 Wednesday May 27 2026 Eid al-Adha Islam
Friday May 29 2026 Saturday May 30 2026 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

Summer 2026

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Sunday June 21 2026   Summer Solstice (1:24 a.m. PDT)  
Thursday July 9 2026 Friday July 10 2026 Martyrdom of the Báb Bahá’í
Tuesday August 25 2026 Wednesday August 26 2026 Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday) Islam

* When an observance has an end date, the observance commences at sunset, or in the evening, of the start date, and ends at sunset, or in the evening, of the end date.

2026–2027

Fall 2026

Date/Start Date End Date Observance Religion
Friday September 4 2026   Janmashtami Hindu
Friday September 11 2026 Sunday September 13 2026 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Sunday September 20 2026 Monday September 21 2026 Yom Kippur Jewish
Friday September 25 2026 Friday October 2 2026 Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles] Jewish
Friday October 2 2026 Sunday October 4 2026 Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Jewish
Sunday October 25 2026 Monday October 26 2026 Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Monday October 26 2026 Tuesday October 27 2026 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá’í
Thursday November 26 2026 Friday November 27 2026 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Saturday November 28 2026 Sunday November 29 2026 Ascension of ’Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá’í
Friday December 4 2026 Saturday December 12 2026 Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast] Jewish
Monday December 21 2026   Winter Solstice (12:50 p.m. PST)  
Friday December 25 2026   Christmas Western Christian
Saturday December 26 2026 Friday January 1 2027 Kwanzaa Interfaith / African- American