Religious Holidays

Wentworth Institute of Technology recognizes the importance of cultural and religious observances in a student's spiritual identity. (Places of worship in the local Boston area) In the spirit of community, it is important for all members of the Wentworth campus to be aware of major religious and cultural holidays and observances. The list below is not an exhaustive list.

When a religious holiday conflicts with a student's class schedule, students assume the responsibility to discuss their absence from class to observe these holidays. Students should review the official Student Absence Due to Religious Beliefs policy in the Academic Catalog.

This list includes 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. 

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

BUDDHIST

  • December 8 - Bodhi Day
  • May 26 - Veksa Day

CHRISTIAN 

  • November 1 - All Saints' Day
  • December 24 - Christmas
  • February 17 - Ash Wednesday
  • April 2 - Good Friday
  • April 4 - Easter (Catholic/Protestant) 
  • May 2 - Easter (Eastern Orthodox)

HINDU

  • November 14 - Diwali
  • March 29 - Holi

JEWISH
Jewish holiday begin at sundown the previous day

  • September 19-20 - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 28 - Yom Kippur
  • October 3 - Sukkot
  • Decemeber 11-18 - Hannukah
  • March 28 - Passover

MUSLIM

  • April 13 - May 11 - Ramadan
  • May 13 - Eid al-Fitr

This list is not exhaustive. If you wish to add a holiday or observance, or believe that a date is listed erroneously, please contact Alex Cabal at cabala@wit.edu