Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017
Classes begin - Monday, August 28, 2017
Labor Day (class) - Monday, September 4, 2017
Last day to file for May/August graduation - Friday, September 29, 2017
Fall break begins after last class - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Classes resume - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Thanksgiving break begins after classes - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Classes resume - Monday, November 27, 2017
Examination period - Monday, December 11, 2017 through Thursday, December 14, 2017
Term ends - Thursday, December 14, 2017
Spring Semester 2018
Classes begin - Monday, January 15, 2018
Last day to file for December graduation - Friday, February 9, 2018
Spring break begins after classes - Thursday, March 8, 2018
Classes resume - Monday, March 19, 2018
Examination period - Monday, April 30, 2018 through Thursday, May 3, 2018
Term ends - Thursday, May 3, 2018
Commencement - Saturday, May 12, 2018
Baccalaureate Service - Sunday, May 13, 2018
University of Richmond Religious Observance Calendar

The University is a secular institution that values a diversity of religious expression. The University is also an active community with a wide range of personal commitments and academic and extracurricular activities.

Planning for academic and extracurricular activities should be done with sensitivity to the diverse religious commitments of the community and an awareness of religious holidays. Scheduling large-scale, one-time academic or extra-curricular events on a religious holiday should be avoided whenever possible.

Any student may be excused from class or other assignments because of religious observance. A student who will miss an academic obligation because of religious observance is responsible for contacting his or her professor within the first two weeks of the semester. The student is responsible for completing missed work in a timely manner.

Faculty are expected to be mindful of potential conflicts with religious observances and should make reasonable accommodations when students' religious practices conflict with their academic responsibilities.

The religious observance calendar is meant to serve as a scheduling guide. It lists significant holidays from the five largest global faith traditions. However, it is not comprehensive and students may choose to observe a holiday from any tradition not included on the calendar. For information about additional holidays from these and other faith traditions, see interfaith-calendar.org.

The holidays listed are those which occur when the University is open.

Buddhist 2017-18
Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Friday, December 8, 2017
Buddha's Birthday - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Christian 2017-18
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Good Friday - Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Eastern Orthodox 2017-18
Christmas - Sunday, January 7, 2018
Good Friday - Friday, April 6, 2018
Easter - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Jewish - 2017-18
Rosh Hashanah - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Yom Kippur - Saturday, September 30, 2017
First day of Sukkot - Thursday, October 5, 2017
First day of Passover - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Muslim - 2017-18
Eid al-Fitr - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Eid al-Adha - Friday, September 1, 2017
Ashura - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Hindu 2017-18
Diwali - Thursday, October 19, 2017