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

Holidays and Classes

For scheduling purposes involving the student body, Colgate recognizes as major religious holidays the following: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the first two days of Passover, Good Friday, Easter, and the first days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Colgate embraces our increasingly diverse and multifaith campus community, and recognizes that some religious holidays observed by students are not included in the list above. With respect to such holidays, students are entitled to full and equal accommodation.

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 2023

Date Day Description Notes
September 16-17 Sat-Sun Rosh Hashanah Begins at sundown Sept. 15
25-Sep Mon Yom Kippur Begins at sundown on Sept. 24

Spring 2024

Date Day Description Notes
29-Mar Friday Good Friday
31-Mar Sunday Easter
April 8 or April 9 Mon or Tue Eid al-Fitr Subject to the sighting of the moon
April 22-April 30; first seder Sunday, April 21 and second seder Monday, April 22 Mon-Tue Passover Begins at sundown on April 21