This calendar was created to highlight the wide diversity of holiday, belief and faith traditions being celebrated by CSU students, faculty and staff and in our community. It serves as an evolving resource to meet the needs of faith and belief literacy on CSU’s campus.
Faith, Belief and Religious Observances
Professors and instructors: When planning tests, field trips, or other major events in your classroom, use the calendar to prepare for impacts to your class on a day that students may take off due to an observance.
Students: When recognizing an academic requirement may land on a date of observance for you, make time to communicate with your instructor well in advance to find a way to work with your academics and your beliefs.
Employees: Utilize this calendar when planning a training, retreat or social event to consider when staff may be taking time off for religious accommodations.
As this calendar aims to serve an evolving and inclusive list of observances, please send future suggestions. Include date(s), community and description of the observance and email Alicia Sprague on behalf of the Subcommittee of Faith, Belief and Religious Observances.
CSU Spiritual Care Services is available to support exploring life’s questions, experiences, and transitions in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Spiritual Care is available to those from all beliefs, faiths, cultures, and identities (including those who do not identify as religious or spiritual. Support is FREE for all CSU students, faculty and staff. It can be helpful for those who are experiencing grief, loss, spiritual struggles, conflicted beliefs, existential exploration, and looking for spiritual community or faith and belief resources.
The Faith, Belief, and Religious Observances Calendar, has been created with a start from the Multicultural Calendar and was inspired by the UC Davis Multicultural Calendar and the Davidson College Religious Observance Calendar. The calendar was initiated by the Faith, Belief, and Religious Observances Subcommittee of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion in order to provide an opportunity for increased faith and belief literacy on campus.