Center for Spiritual Life

A Guide to Religious Observances

Have you ever wondered about the significance of Sukkot? The importance of Easter? The customs of Ramadan?

Brandeis is home to rich and diverse cultural and religious traditions. We invite you to explore the significance of just some of the celebrations you might encounter here on campus.

View Brandeis' Academic Coursework and Religious Observance Policy.

Summer Break

  • 'Arafa (Islam) - July 8, 2022
  • Ashura (Islam) - August 8, 2022
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christianity) - August 15, 2022

Fall Semester

Winter Break

Spring Semester

Summer Break

*Jewish and Muslim holidays begin at sundown the night before the date listed above