Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2014
Classes begin - Monday, August 25, 2014
Labor Day (classes meet) - Monday, September 1, 2014
Last day to file for May/August graduation - Friday, September 26, 2014
Fall break begins after last class (1L and 3L) - Friday, October 10, 2014
Lawyering Skills Workshop (2L) - Friday, October 10, 2014 through Saturday, October 11, 2014
Classes resume - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thanksgiving break begins after classes - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Classes resume - Monday, December 1, 2014
Fall term examination period - Monday, December 8, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014
Fall term ends - Friday, December 19, 2014
Fall diploma date - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Spring Semester 2015
Registration - Saturday, April 19, 2014 through Sunday, January 11, 2015
Classes begin - Monday, January 12, 2015
Last day to file for December graduation - Friday, February 6, 2015
Spring break begins after classes - Friday, March 6, 2015
Classes resume - Monday, March 16, 2015
Spring term examination period - Monday, April 27, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015
Spring term ends - Friday, May 8, 2015
Spring Commencement - Saturday, May 9, 2015
Baccalaureate Service - Sunday, May 10, 2015
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 not included on the calendar.

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

Buddhist 2014-15
Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Monday, December 8, 2014
Buddha's Birthday - Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Christian 2014-15
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Good Friday - Friday, April 3, 2015
Easter - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Eastern Orthodox 2014-15
Christmas - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Good Friday - Friday, April 10, 2015
Easter - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Jewish - 2014-15
Rosh Hashanah - Thursday, September 25, 2014
Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 4, 2014
First day of Sukkot - Thursday, October 9, 2014
First day of Passover - Saturday, April 4, 2015
Muslim - 2014-15
Eid al-Fitr - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Eid al-Adha - Saturday, October 4, 2014
Ashura - Monday, November 3, 2014
Hindu 2014-15
Diwali - Thursday, October 23, 2014