Recognized Religious Holidays

SMU Religious Observance Policy for students: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence.

OCRL recommends that you notify your professor in writing during the first two weeks of each semester if you plan to miss class for religious holiday observance.

University Policy 7.22 provides information for faculty and staff religious holiday observance.

Religious Holidays for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Holidays

2022-2023

Christmas

December 25, 2022

Good Friday

April 7, 2023

Easter Sunday

April 19, 2023

Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

April 16, 2023

*All holidays may begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown the next day.*


Holidays

2022-2023

Rosh Hashanah

September 25-27, 2022

Yom Kippur

October 4-5, 2022

Sukkot/Simchat Torah

October 17-18, 2022

Hanukkah

December 18-26, 2022

Purim

March 6 -7, 2023

Pesach (Passover) 

 April 5-13, 2023

Shavuot

May 25-27, 2023

*Holidays may begin at sundown and conclude at sundown on the next day.*

Holidays

2022-2023

Eid al-Adha

July 8-9, 2022

Islamic New Year

July 29-30, 2022

Ashura

August 7-8, 2022

Mawlid an Nabi

October7-8, 2022

Ramadan
“dates may vary by one day, dependent on sighting of the moon”

March 22 - April 21, 2023

Eid al-Fitr

April 21-22, 2023

  

Holidays

2022-2023

Janmashtami

August 18-19, 2022

Dussehra (Dasera)

October 5, 2022

Diwali

October 24, 2022

Holidays

2022-2023

Bodhi Day
(Buddha's Enlightenment)

December 8, 2022

Buddha's Birthday

May 26, 2023