NYU is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for community members of all faiths. The University Calendar Policy on Religious Holidays affirms the University’s support for observant students who need accommodations. If you have any questions or would like to seek guidance around a student request, please contact us at

Inclusive Language for Syllabi

To support students in making requests for religious accommodations and to make them aware of the University policy, we recommend including the sample language below in your syllabi.

"NYU’s Calendar Policy on Religious Holidays states that members of any religious group may, without penalty, absent themselves from classes when required in compliance with their religious obligations. You must notify me in advance of religious holidays or observances that might coincide with exams, assignments, or class times to schedule mutually acceptable alternatives. Students may also contact for assistance."

Calendar of Holidays & Observances 2021-2022

Please find a list of holidays and observances observed by different members of the NYU community during the 2021-2022 academic year.

This is a useful resource for clubs as they choose meeting dates, for University offices as they plan marquee events, and for community members to honor the holidays of friends and colleagues. 


Follow #SupportingOurFriendsNYU on Instagram to learn more about upcoming religious observances and celebrations from a wide range of faith traditions.