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Fall Semester 2024

Classes begin

Monday, August 26, 2024

Labor Day (classes meet)

Monday, September 4, 2024

Last day to file for May/August graduation (A&S, BUS, LDST, GRAD BUS, & LAW)

Friday, September 27, 2024

Last day to file for May/August graduation (SPCS)

Friday, October 25, 2024

Thanksgiving break begins after classes

Tuesday, November 26, 2024

Classes resume

Monday, December 2, 2024

Examination period begins

Monday, December 9, 2024

Term ends

Thursday, December 12, 2024 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, December 14, 2024 (SPCS)

Tuesday, December 17, 2024 (A&S, UG BUS, & LDST)

Friday, December 20, 2024 (LAW)

Spring Semester 2025

Classes begin

Monday, January 13, 2025

Last day to file for December/January graduation (A&S, BUS, LDST, GRAD BUS, & LAW)

Friday, February 7, 2025

Last day to file for December graduation (SPCS)

Friday, February 28, 2025

Examination period begins

Monday, April 28, 2025

Term ends

Thursday, May 1, 2025 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, May 3, 2025 (A&S, UG BUS, LDST, & SPCS)

Friday, May 9, 2025 (LAW)

Baccalaureate Service

Sunday, May 11, 2025


Saturday, May 10, 2025 (SPCS & LAW)

Sunday, May 11, 2025 (A&S, UG BUS, LDST)

Detailed Calendar

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

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

Buddhist 2024-25

Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Sunday, December 8, 2024

Vesak Day - Monday, May 12, 2025

Christian 2024-25

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 5, 2025

Good Friday - Friday, April 18, 2025

Easter - Sunday, April 20, 2025

Eastern Orthodox 2024-25

Christmas - Tuesday, January 7, 2025

Good Friday - Friday, April 18, 2025

Easter - Sunday, April 20, 2025

Jewish - 2024-25

Rosh Hashanah, first two days - Thursday, October 3, 2024- Friday, October 4, 2024

Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 12, 2024

First day of Sukkot - Thursday, October 17, 2024

First day of Passover - Sunday, April 13, 2025

Muslim - 2024-25

Eid al-Fitr - Monday, March 31, 2025

Eid al-Adha - Monday, June 17, 2024

Ashura - Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Ramadan -Saturday, March 1, 2025

Hindu 2024-25

Diwali -Friday, November 1, 2024

Holi - Friday, March 14, 2025