Willamette University recognizes the value of religious practice and strives to accommodate students’ commitment to their religious traditions whenever possible. When conflicts between holy days or other religious practices and academic scheduling arise, every effort should be made to allow students to adhere to their tradition, including, when possible, excusing class absences and allowing make-up work. A student anticipating the need to miss a class for religious reasons should alert the faculty member within the first two weeks of the semester, and the two of them should determine the next course of action. Any unresolved difficulty should be referred to the Office of the Chaplains.


Holidays Which May Impact a Student's Academic Schedule

An asterisk (*) indicates that the holiday begins at sundown.

For a description of these holidays and a complete list of holidays, please see the interfaith calendar.

Fall Semester 2022

  • Eid al-Adha* (Islam): 7/9
  • Ashura* (Islam): 8/8
  • Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu): 8/31
  • Dashalakshani-parva (Jainism): 9/1 -9/10
  • Mabon (Wicca): 9/23
  • Rosh HaShanah* (Jewish): 9/26 - 9/27
  • Yom Kippur* (Jewish): 10/4
  • Sukkot* (Jewish): 10/10 - 10/16
  • Diwali (Hindu): 10/24
  • Samhain (Wicca): 10/31
  • Birth of Nanak Dev Ji (Sikhi): 11/8

Spring Semester 2023

  • Lunar New Year (Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism): 1/22
  • Ash Wednesday (Western Christian): 2/22
  • Holi* (Hindu): 3/7
  • Naw-Ruz* (Bahá'i): 3/22
  • Good Friday (Western Christian): 4/7
  • Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian): 4/7
  • Easter (Western Christian): 4/9
  • Pesach/Passover* (Jewish): 4/6 - 4/13
  • Vaisakhi (Sikhi): 4/14
  • Pascha (Orthodox Christian): 4/16
  • Ramadan* Begins (Islam): 4/22-5/21

Summer 2023

  • Eid al-Fitr* (Muslim): 4/22
  • Shavuot* (Jewish): 5/28 - 5/30
Willamette University

Office Spiritual and Religious Life

Address
University Center (UC2)
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6213

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