The University Seminars Calendar

Travel Fund Requests for fall, 2015, are due by September 8, 2015.
Travel Fund Requests for spring, 2016, are due by January 19, 2016.
Travel and conference funds are limited. Travel funds are not guaranteed; do not book speakers before securing funding. To share costs, we strongly encourage seminars to begin and replenish gift funds.
Conference funding requests should be submitted months ahead of the proposed date.

Fall 2015

 Monday  Sep 7  Labor Day
 Monday-Tuesday  Sep 14-15  Rosh Hashanah (begins sunset on the 13th)
 Wednesday  Sep 23  Yom Kippur (begins sunset on the 22nd)
 Thursday  Sep 24  Id al-Adha (begins sunset on the 23rd)
 Monday-Sunday  Sep 28-Oct 4  Succoth (begins sunset on the 27th)
 Tuesday  Oct 20  General Committee Meeting 4-6pm (NEW)
 Monday  Nov 2+  Academic Holiday
 Tuesday  Nov 3*+  Election Day – University Holiday
 Mondays  Nov 9, 16 and 23  Schoff Lecture Series
 TBA  TBA  New Faculty Reception
 Thursday-Friday  Nov 26-27*+  Thanksgiving Holidays
 Monday-Monday  Dec 7-14  Hanukkah (begins sunset on the 6th)
 Wednesday  Dec 18  AUTUMN TERM ENDS / Faculty House closes
 Thursday-Friday  Dec 24-25*+  University Holidays


The University Seminars office will be closed from 6:00pm on Wednesday, December 23, until 10:00am on Monday, January 4.

Spring 2016

 Friday  Jan 1*+  University Holiday
 Monday  Jan 18*+  Martin Luther King Day
 Tuesday  Jan 19  SPRING TERM BEGINS / Faculty House reopens
 Monday-Friday  Mar 14-18+  Spring Holidays / RECESS
 Thursday  March 24  Purim (begins sunset on 23rd)
 Friday  March 25  Good Friday
 Sunday  March 27  Easter Sunday
 Wednesday  April 13  University Seminars Annual Dinner (NEW)
 Saturday-Saturday  April 23-30  Passover (begins sunset on 22nd)
 Friday  May 13  SPRING TERM ENDS
 Wednesday  May 18  Commencement
 Monday  May 30*+  Memorial Day
 Friday  May 27  Faculty House closed for meetings/open for special events only


*Dates shown with asterisk indicate days when offices on Morningside Campus are closed.
+Dates shown with cross indicate days when the Faculty House is closed for seminars and events.

The University Seminars office will be closed on Fridays from June 3 through August 26, 2016.


Gifts and Contributions
Travel Policy