Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2022

Classes begin

Monday, August 22, 2022

Labor Day (classes meet)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Last day to file for May/August graduation (A&S, BUS, LDST, GRAD BUS, & LAW)

Friday, September 30, 2022

Last day to file for May/August graduation (SPCS)

Friday, October 21, 2022

Thanksgiving break begins after classes

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Classes resume

Monday, November 28, 2022

Examination period begins

Monday, December 5, 2022

Term ends

Thursday, December 8, 2022 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, December 10, 2022 (SPCS)

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (A&S, UG BUS, & LDST)

Friday, December 16, 2022 (LAW)

Spring Semester 2023

Classes begin

Monday, January 9, 2023

Last day to file for December graduation (A&S, BUS, LDST, GRAD BUS, & LAW)

Friday, February 3, 2023

Last day to file for December graduation (SPCS)

Friday, February 24, 2023

Examination period begins

Monday, April 24, 2023

Term ends

Thursday, April 27, 2023 (GRAD BUS)

Saturday, April 29, 2023 (A&S, UG BUS, LDST, & SPCS)

Friday, May 5, 2023 (LAW)

Baccalaureate Service

Sunday, May 7, 2023


Saturday, May 6, 2023 (SPCS & LAW)

Sunday, May 7, 2023 (A&S, UG BUS, LDST)

Detailed Calendar

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 from any tradition not included on the calendar. For information about additional holidays from these and other faith traditions, see

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

Buddhist 2022-23

Buddha's Enlightenment Day - Thursday, December 8, 2022

Vesak Day - Thursday, May 4, 2023

Christian 2022-23

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Good Friday - Friday, April 7, 2023

Easter - Sunday, April 9, 2023

Eastern Orthodox 2022-23

Christmas - Saturday, January 7, 2023

Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2023

Easter - Sunday, April 16, 2023

Jewish - 2022-23

Rosh Hashanah, first two days - Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27, 2022

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 5, 2022

First day of Sukkot - Monday, October 10, 2022

First day of Passover - Thursday, April 6, 2023

Muslim - 2022-23

Eid al-Fitr - Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Eid al-Adha - Sunday, July 10, 2022

Ashura - Monday, August 8, 2022

Ramadan -Thursday, March 23-Thursday, April 20, 2023

Hindu 2022-23

Diwali -Monday, October 24, 2022

Holi - Saturday, March 25, 2023