2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Holidays

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 2016-June 2017.  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 2016-17

Please see http://www.cuc.claremont.edu/chaplains/holydays.asp for month-by-month listings of major religious observances throughout the 2016-2017 academic year to assist you with planning and awareness of our multi-religious community.  While this is not an all-inclusive list, we also suggest the following link for extensive holy day listings and descriptions: http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/ .

A list of religious observance dates that may impact student course attendance and participation during the opening days and throughout the 2016-2017 academic year is listed below, with selected examples of early Fall observances below.


Eid al Adha

Begins at sundown on Sunday, September 11th(date of campus observances and meal to be determined in conjunction with Muslim student community/leadership).

Rosh Hashanah

Begins Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at sundown and ends Tuesday, October 4th at sundown.

Students will potentially be missing classes all day Monday and all day Tuesday.

Sunday, October 2nd  


Evening Services–7:30pm-10:00pm

Monday, Oct. 3rd   

Morning Service–10:00am-2:30pm

Most students will spend the rest of the day quietly (not in class)

Tuesday, Oct. 4th  

Morning Service–10:00am-2:30pm

Many students will spend the rest of the day quietly (not in class)

Yom Kippur

Begins Tuesday, October 11th at sundown and ends Wednesday, October 12thafter the conclusion of the fast which is approximately an hour after sundown. Students will potentially be missing classes Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 11th   


Evening Services-7:00pm10:00pm

Wednesday, October 12th

Morning Services-10:00am-1:30pm

Afternoon/Evening Services-3:00-7:00pm