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Religious & Ethnic Holidays

University policy allows students to request excused absences for religious and ethnic holidays.  The listing below reflects religious and ethnic holidays for your reference as you respond to requests.  If you should have any questions relative to a request, please contact the University Registrar.

First Day of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
*begins at sunset September 4, 2013
Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)
*begins at sunset September 13, 2013
Eid al-Adha Islamic Holiday (End of Hajj rituals) 10/15/13
Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights) 11/03/13
Martin Luther King Day 01/20/14
Ash Wednesday (Christian Lent Begins) 03/05/14
Pesach (Jewish Passover begins)
*begins at sunset April 14, 2014
Good Friday 04/18/14
Easter 04/20/14
Yom haShoah (Holocaust Day) 04/28/14
First Day of Ramadan (Islam month of fasting) 06/28/14
Eid al-Fitr (Islam Ramadan ends) 07/28/14

Contact Information

Our office is located in Student Services Building, Suite 250. Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays.

Office of the University Registrar (MC 0134)
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-6251
    (540) 231-6252