Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2023

Classes begin

Monday, August 28, 2023

Labor Day (classes meet)

Monday, September 4, 2023

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

Friday, September 29, 2023

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

Friday, October 27, 2023

Thanksgiving break begins after classes

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Classes resume

Monday, November 27, 2023

Examination period begins

Monday, December 11, 2023

Term ends

Thursday, December 14, 2023 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, December 16, 2023 (SPCS)

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 (A&S, UG BUS, & LDST)

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 (LAW)

Spring Semester 2024

Classes begin

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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

Friday, February 2, 2024

Last day to file for December graduation (SPCS)

Friday, February 23, 2024

Examination period begins

Monday, April 29, 2024

Term ends

Thursday, May 2, 2024 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, May 4, 2024 (A&S, UG BUS, LDST, & SPCS)

Friday, May 10, 2024 (LAW)

Baccalaureate Service

Sunday, May 11, 2024


Saturday, May 11, 2024 (SPCS & LAW)

Sunday, May 12, 2024 (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 2023-24

Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Friday, December 8, 2023

Vesak Day - Thursday, May 23, 2024

Christian 2023-24

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Good Friday - Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter - Sunday, March 31, 2024

Eastern Orthodox 2023-24

Christmas - Saturday, January 7, 2024

Good Friday - Friday, May 3, 2024

Easter - Sunday, May 5, 2024

Jewish - 2023-24

Rosh Hashanah, first two days - Monday – Tuesday, September 16-17, 2023

Yom Kippur - Monday, September 25, 2023

First day of Sukkot - Saturday, September 30, 2023

First day of Passover - Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Muslim - 2023-24

Eid al-Fitr - Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Eid al-Adha - Thursday, June 29, 2023

Ashura - Friday, July 28, 2023

Ramadan -Monday, March 11, 2024

Hindu 2023-24

Diwali -Sunday, November 12, 2023

Holi - Monday, March 25, 2024