Religious holidays

Greg and Renate Crawford pose with students at a Chanukah party
 An open liturgical book, a paper chain, and a lit candle on a table
 Students scatter colored powder during a Holi celebration
 Muslim students and families gather for a meal to celebrate Eid
 Students gather for worship in a circular shrine with a crucifix

Interfaith calendar

Major religious holidays, 2019-2020 (compiled by Academic Affairs)


Accommodations for religious holidays

Miami will reasonably accommodate students, staff, and faculty who observe religious holidays.

  • Students should inform instructors, in writing, within the first week of class about planned absences due to religious holidays. Miami expects your instructor to provide you with reasonable accommodations for completing missed work (Student Handbook 1.9).
  • Staff or faculty who believe they have been wrongfully denied time off for a religious observance must contact the Department of Human Resources at least 7 calendar days before the religious holiday (MUPIM 20.8).

Add religious holidays to your calendar

This electronic calendar was created by the Yale University Chaplain's Office.

Google Calendar:

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the screen, find "Add a coworker's calendar." Click the + sign.
  3. From the pop-up menu, select "From URL."
  4. In the URL field, paste this web address: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/1fkc78ne7p70f5dmt8mac79ems%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
  5. Click "Add calendar."

The calendar will appear on the left side of the screen, under "Other calendars." However, it might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google calendar.

iCal:

  1. Open iCal.
  2. From the File menu, select "new calendar subscription."
  3. In the field provided, paste this web address: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/1fkc78ne7p70f5dmt8mac79ems%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
  4. Click "Add calendar."

The calendar will appear on the left side of the screen, under "Other calendars."