Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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    • All Day
      10/4/2022 - 10/5/2022

    Day of Atonement. For Jewish people observing Yom Kippur, the day is often observed by fasting, praying, abstaining from physical pleasures, and refraining from work. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

  • Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Symposium Wordmark
    • 5:30 pm
      10/6/2022
    • Spurlock Museum of World Cultures 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801

    As part of the Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will join Vice Chancellor Sean C. Garrick for a moderated discussion with questions from the campus community.  Please register online by October 3. For more information please visit, calltoaction.illinois.edu/symposium. Community questions will be taken until September 2

    • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
      10/7/2022
    • Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL, 61801

    The Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice Research Symposium will include presentations and a poster session the 22 projects funded during the first year of the program.  Please register online by October 3. For more information, please visit calltoaction.illinois.edu/symposium. 

    • All Day
      10/7/2022 - 10/8/2022

    Born in 570 CE, Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday is commemorated by Muslims around the world during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid.

    • All Day
      10/9/2022 - 10/11/2022

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      10/9/2022 - 10/11/2022

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

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    • All Day
      10/10/2022

    • All Day
      10/12/2022 - 10/13/2022

    Born in 570 CE, Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday is commemorated by Muslims around the world during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid.

    • All Day
      10/12/2022 - 10/16/2022

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      10/16/2022

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of ‘Ilm (Knowledge) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      10/18/2022

    Day of Celebrating the Torah. The main celebrations of Simchat Torah take place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. Jewish employees observing Simchat Torah may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      10/20/2022

    This day commemorates the birth of the central religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by many Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru following the lineage of the ten human Gurus of the religion.

    • All Day
      10/24/2022

    Diwali or The Festival of Lights is a major holiday. Extending over 5 days, it celebrates the victory of good over evil. Celebrations include millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples, and other buildings. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      10/25/2022 - 10/26/2022

    Celebrating the founder of Bábism, and one of three central figures of the Azali and Bahá'í Faiths. From sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the Birth of the Báb may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      10/26/2022

    The Birth of the Báb and the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh occurred on consecutive days according to the Islamic lunar calendar. They are two of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      10/26/2022 - 10/27/2022

    This holy day celebrates the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Bahá'ís observing the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      10/31/2022 - 11/1/2022

    From sunset of the first day to sunset of the last day, Samhain marks the Pagan New Year, a time for honoring the dead, cleansing, and releasing. For many Wiccans, Samhain is the most important Sabbat. It’s the time to remember the ancestors, and the time to celebrate the harvest and all that has been accomplished over the year.

    • All Day
      11/1/2022

    A solemn feast that celebrates all of the saints, both known and unknown. Many Episcopal churches observe this feast on the first Sunday immediately following November 1. Catholics are often obligated to attend Mass this day. 

    • All Day
      11/2/2022

    A feast day that commemorates the souls of the faithful departed. In Episcopal Churches, the names of those from the congregation who have died in the past year are read aloud during the service on this day, or on All Saints’ Sunday.

    • All Day
      11/4/2022

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Qudrat (Power) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      11/8/2022

    This day commemorates the birth of the central religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by many Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru following the lineage of the ten human Gurus of the religion. Students or employees may request scheduling adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      11/9/2022

    When the rivers and canals are full of water, this festival takes place in all parts of Thailand on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. Bowls made with leaves, candles, and incense sticks, are placed in the water, and represent bad luck disappearing.

    • 1:00 pm
      11/19/2022

    • All Day
      11/23/2022

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Qawl (Speech) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      11/25/2022 - 11/26/2022

    The Day of the Covenant is a festival that commemorates Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the Center of His Covenant. Begins and ends at sunset on the first and last days.

    • All Day
      11/27/2022 - 11/28/2022

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of Bahá’u’lláh and His appointed successor, on Nov 28, 1921 in Haifa, in what is now northern Israel. While this is not a day in which work and school should be suspended, some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      11/28/2022

    • All Day
      12/7/2022

    • All Day
      12/8/2022

    • All Day
      12/8/2022

    Bodhi Day commemorates the Buddha's achievement of Nirvana, and what this means for Buddhism today. Those observing may do so through additional meditation, study of the Dharma, chanting of Buddhist texts (sutras), or performing kind acts towards other beings. Some Buddhists celebrate with a traditional meal of tea, cake, and readings.

    • All Day
      12/8/2022

    A celebration of God's unique redemption of Mary at the point of her conception in her mother's womb, preserving her from the burden of original sin and providing her with a holiness consistent with her destined role of bearing the Son of God. Catholics observing Immaculate Conception may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • 8:30 am
      12/9/2022

    • All Day
      12/12/2022

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Masá’il (Questions) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      12/12/2022

    A celebration of God's unique redemption of Mary at the point of her conception in her mother's womb, preserving her from the burden of original sin and providing her with a holiness consistent with her destined role of bearing the Son of God. Catholics observing Immaculate Conception may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      12/18/2022 - 12/26/2022

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      12/19/2022

    • All Day
      12/21/2022

    Winter Solstice. Yule is the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and is the time to celebrate the return of the light. Some Wiccans consider Yule to be either the year’s beginning or the end. Yule is the solar turning of the tides, and the newborn Sun offers a fresh start and, literally, a new day. It’s a time of renewal and hope.

    • All Day
      12/25/2022

    The Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, which celebrates the Incarnation of God taking on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated by erecting Christmas trees, decorating homes, visiting family and friends and exchanging gifts. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      12/26/2022 - 1/1/2023

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

    • All Day
      12/31/2022

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Sharaf (Honour) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      1/1/2023

    A day of particular recognition of the role of Mary in the gospel events, celebrating her title as "Mother of God," which summarizes and affirms the conviction that Jesus is truly both God and born of a woman. Catholics celebrating Mary, Mother of God often attend Mass this day, and some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

    • All Day
      1/6/2023

    A celebration of the biblical event of the Magi visiting the Christ child and bearing gifts to him and his family. It is usually celebrated with a large feast.

    • All Day
      1/8/2023

    A celebration of the biblical event of the Magi visiting the Christ child and bearing gifts to him and his family. It is usually celebrated with a large feast.

    • All Day
      1/12/2023

    • All Day
      1/17/2023

    • 1:00 pm
      3/11/2023

    • 7:00 am
      3/20/2023

    • All Day
      5/3/2023

    • All Day
      5/4/2023

    • All Day
      5/5/2023

    • 8:30 am
      5/13/2023

    • All Day
      5/15/2023

    • All Day
      6/12/2023