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

Fall 2022

Date Day Description Notes
September 26-27 Mon-Tues Rosh Hashanah Begins at sundown September 25
October 5 Wed Yom Kippur Begins at sundown on October 4

Spring 2023

Date Day Description Notes
April 6-April 13 1st seder Wednesday, April 5 2nd seder Thurs, April 6 Wed-Thur Passover Begins at sundown on April 5
April 7 Fri Good Friday
April 9 Sun Easter 
April 14 Fri Orthodox Good Friday
April 16 Sun Orthodox Easter
March 22-April 21 Ramadan Requires sunrise-sundown fast for 30 days
April 21-22 Fri-Sat Eid al-Fitr