Illinois Wesleyan University affirms the religious and secular diversity of its students,
faculty, and staff. In order to protect, encourage, and support this diversity, the
Council on Religious Life and the Office of Multifaith Engagement at Evelyn Chapel
offer this Multifaith Awareness Calendar so that we may all become better aware of
the many holidays observed by members of the Illinois Wesleyan community.
Out of respect for this diversity—and because there are times when the academic calendar
conflicts with these major holidays—faculty, staff and students are encouraged to
refrain from scheduling campus events during times of major holidays (Eid al-Adha,
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, for example).
Students are strongly encouraged to bring to the attention of their instructor any
religious observances that conflict with required coursework at the beginning of each
semester. Faculty members are requested to exercise reasonable flexibility in accommodating
students with conflicts due to religious observance.
To see a list of holidays, please visit www.interfaith-calendar.org/2021.htm