Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2015
Classes begin - Monday, August 24, 2015
Labor Day (classes meet) - Monday, September 7, 2015
Last day to file for May/August graduation - Friday, September 18, 2015
Fall break begins after last class (1L and 3L) - Friday, October 9, 2015
Lawyering Skills Workshop (2L) - Friday, October 9, 2015 through Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Classes resume - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Thanksgiving break begins after classes - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Classes resume - Monday, November 30, 2015
Fall term examination period - Monday, December 7, 2015 through Friday, December 18, 2015
Fall term ends - Friday, December 18, 2015
Fall diploma date - Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Spring Semester 2016
Registration - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016
Classes begin - Monday, January 11, 2016
Last day to file for December graduation - Friday, February 5, 2016
Spring break begins after classes - Friday, March 4, 2016
Classes resume - Monday, March 14, 2016
Spring term examination period - Monday, April 25, 2016 through Friday, May 6, 2016
Spring term ends - Friday, May 6, 2016
Spring Commencement - Saturday, May 7, 2016
Baccalaureate Service - Sunday, May 8, 2016
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