Colgate has a deep commitment to support students' religious observances and diverse faith practices.

Holidays and Classes

In some cases, religious holidays and the academic calendar may come into conflict with one another. 

Policy on the Observance of Religious Holidays

To learn more about the observance of religious holidays, contact the Office of the Chaplains at 315-228-7682 or chaplainsoffice@colgate.edu.

Spring 2020

Date Day Description Notes
April 8-16
1st seder Wed, April 8
2nd seder Thurs, April 9
Wednesday–Thursday Passover Begins at sundown on April 8
April 10 Friday Good Friday
April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday
April 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday
April 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter
April 23-May 23 Ramadan Requires sunrise-sundown fast for 30 days
May 23-24 Saturday–Sunday Eid al-Fitr

 

Fall 2020

Date Day Description Notes
July 30-31 Thursday-Friday Eid al Adha Begins at sundown on July 30
September 19-20 Saturday-Sunday Rosh Hashanah Begins at sundown September 18
September 28 Monday Yom Kippur Begins at sundown on September 27
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving
December 25 Friday Christmas

 

Spring 2021

Date Day Description Notes
March 28-April 4
1st seder Sat, March 27
2nd seder Sun, March 28
Saturday-Sunday Passover Begins at sundown on March 27
April 2 Friday Good Friday
April 4 Sunday Easter
April 30 Friday Orthodox Good Friday
May 2 Sunday Orthodox Easter
April 12-May 11 Ramadan Requires sunrise-sundown fast for 30 days
May 12-13 Wednesday-Thursday Eid al-Fitr