Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2021

Classes begin - Monday, August 23, 2021

Labor Day (classes meet) - Monday, September 6, 2021

Last day to file for May/August graduation - Friday, September 24, 2021

Thanksgiving break begins after classes - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Classes resume - Monday, November 29, 2021

Examination period - Monday, December 6, 2021

Term ends - Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Spring Semester 2022

Classes begin - Monday, January 10, 2022

Last day to file for December graduation - Friday, February 4, 2022

Examination period - Monday, April 25, 2022

Term ends - Saturday, April 30, 2022

Baccalaureate Service - Sunday, May 8, 2022

Commencement - Sunday, May 8, 2022


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 2021-22

Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Vesak Day - Sunday, May 22, 2022

Christian 2021-22

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Good Friday - Friday, April 15, 2022

Easter - Sunday, April 17, 2022

Eastern Orthodox 2021-22

Christmas - Friday, January 7, 2022

Good Friday - Friday, April 22, 2022

Easter - Sunday, April 24, 2022

Jewish - 2021-22

Rosh Hashanah, first two days - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Yom Kippur - Thursday, September 16, 2021

First day of Sukkot - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

First day of Passover - Saturday, April 16, 2022

Muslim - 2021-22

Eid al-Fitr - Thursday, May 13, 2021

Eid al-Adha - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Ashura - Thursday, August 19, 2021

Ramadan - Sunday, April 3, 2022

Hindu 2021-22

Diwali - Thursday, November 4, 2021

Holi - Tuesday, March 8, 2022