Pitzer College respects its members’ observances of their major religious holidays. Officers of administration and of instruction responsible for the scheduling of required academic activities or essential services try to avoid conflict with such holidays as much as possible. Such activities include examinations, registration and various deadlines that are a part of the Academic Calendar.
When scheduling conflicts prove unavoidable, students will not be penalized for absence because of religious reasons and alternative means will be sought for satisfying the academic requirements involved. If a suitable arrangement cannot be worked out between the students and instructors involved, students and instructors should consult the Dean of Faculty.
The calendar is a month-by-month listing of religious observances from July 2018-June 2019. This list includes the dates for most of the important religious celebrations of the major religions. This list is by no means meant to be comprehensive.
Major Religious Holidays for 2018-19
Please see https://services.claremont.edu/chaplains/major-religious-holydays/ for month-by-month listings of major religious observances throughout the 2018-2019 academic year to assist you with planning and awareness of our multi-religious community.
A list of religious observance dates that may impact student course attendance and participation during the opening days and throughout the 2018-2019 academic year is listed below, with selected examples of early Fall observances below.
Rosh Hashanah - Begins Sunday, September 9, at sundown and ends Tuesday, September 11 at sundown. Students will potentially be missing classes all day Monday and all day Tuesday.
Sunday, Sept 9
5:30pm - Evening Services - Balch Auditorium
6:30pm - Festival Meal - Hampton Room, Scripps (above Scripps Dining Hall)
Monday, Sept 10
10:00am - Morning Services - Balch Auditorium
Tuesday, Sept 11
Service options to be distributed
Yom Kippur - Begins Tuesday, September 18 at sundown and ends Wednesday, September 19 after the conclusion of the fast at 7:15pm. Students will potentially be missing classes Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday.
Yom Kippur Evening - Tuesday, Sept 18
5:00pm - 6:37 - Pre-Fast Meal - Hampton Room, Scripps College (please get food at Malott, and join together upstairs in the Hampton Room)
6:37pm - Fast Begins
6:40pm - Kol Nidrei Service - Balch Auditorium
Yom Kippur Day - Wednesday, Sept 19 - All services in Balch Auditorium
10:00am - Morning Services
5:15pm - Afternoon Services
6:15pm - Yizkor
6:30pm - Ne’ilah
7:31pm - Break-the-Fast - Hampton Room, Scripps (above Scripps Dining Hall)
Additional information on high holidays will be distributed to students via e-mail, and is available online at www.claremonthillel.org/hh