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Religious holidays observances

Reminder: avoid scheduling campus events during the High Holidays observed by many members of our campus community who are Jewish. Import the dates of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for this September and October directly into your Outlook calendar. Here’s how:

PC users:
Simply download and drag this .ICS file into your calendar tab. The dates should appear on your personal calendar.

Mac users:

  • Double-click the file to open it. If it doesn’t open, you might need to save your file to your computer before you can open it.
  • When you open the .ICS file, Outlook opens automatically. The event will open in a separate window with the subject: Rosh Hashanah.
  • Click Save & Close on the event window to save the holidays to your calendar.

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Passover should now appear on your calendar. If for some reason they do not appear, the individual dates are listed below and you can add them manually to your calendar.

A reminder to faculty and students: Faculty are required to provide students reasonable accommodations to honor their religious identities. It is especially important we honor this obligation as we communicate celebration, affirmation, and inclusion of all the diversity within the Drake community.

Students need to communicate the accommodations they require, so we can institutionally support clear communication between individual faculty and their students.

I strongly encourage all instructors to consult this updated list of religious holidays as you plan your courses and assignments.

The list is not a designation of all religious holidays recognized by the University, and faculty should be prepared to accommodate religious rituals and holidays that are both listed and not listed on this schedule. If you have questions or concerns regarding a given holiday, or the academic implications of a particular student’s religious observance, seek guidance from your chair, dean, or Provost.

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