The University Seminars Calendar

Fall 2016

Monday September 5 Labor Day
Tuesday September 6 Autumn Term Begins
Tuesday September 13 Id al-Adha (begins sunset on 12th)
Monday September 19 Faculty House opens for lunch
Monday – Tuesday October 3 – 4 Rosh Hashanah (begins sunset on 2nd)
Wednesday October 12 Yom Kippur  (begins sunset on 11th)
Monday – Sunday October 17 – 23 Succoth (begins sunset on 16th)
Thursday October 27 University Seminars General Committee Meeting 4-6PM (tentative)
Monday November 7+ Academic Holiday
Tuesday November 8+ Election Day – University Holiday
Mondays November 14, 21, and 28 Schoff Memorial Lecture Series
Thursday – Friday November 24-25*+ Thanksgiving Holidays
Friday December 16 Autumn Term Ends / The Faculty House closes
Sunday – Sunday December 25-Jan 1+ Hanukkah (begins sunset on 24th)
Monday December 26*+ Christmas Day (Observed)
Tuesday December 27*+ University Holiday


The University Seminars office will be closed from 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 23, until 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 3. 

Travel Fund Requests for fall, 2016, are due by September 6, 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.

Spring 2017

Monday January 2*+ New Year’s Day Observed
Monday January 16*+ Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday January 17 Spring Term Begins / The Faculty House reopens
Sunday March 12 Purim (begins sunset on 11th)
Monday – Friday March 13 – 17+ Spring Holidays / RECESS
Friday April 14 Good Friday
Sunday April 16 Easter Sunday
Tuesday – Tuesday April 11-18 Passover (begins sunset on 10th)
Wednesday April 19 or 26 Annual Dinner / Tannenbaum Lecture
Friday May 5 Spring Term Ends – Faculty house dining room closes
Wednesday May 17 Commencement
Friday May 26 The Faculty House closes for regular seminar meetings – special events only
Monday May 29*+ Memorial Day


The University Seminars office will be closed on Fridays from June 2 through August 25, 2017.

*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.

Travel Fund Requests for spring, 2017, are due by January 17, 2017.


Gifts and Contributions
Travel Policy