Academic Calendar, Holidays and Observances

Pitt Academic Calendar

The University academic calendar provides important dates such as enrollment, add/drop, and final exam periods; break and holiday schedules; official dates for degrees awarded; orientations, commencements, and more.

View and download the current University of Pittsburgh Academic Calendar and other calendar resources.

University Holidays and Religious Observances

Holiday Closures

University offices are closed in observance of these holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Spring Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Thanksgiving
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • The day before Christmas
  • Christmas Day

Religious Holiday Observances

Consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University of Pittsburgh has a tradition of recognizing the religious holidays members of the University community may observe.

At the beginning of each academic year, the Provost advises faculty that students shall not be penalized for absences resulting from a religious observance that conflicts with a University activity.

For graduate and professional students, conflicts may arise with a class they are taking, a class they are teaching, or a meeting related to their training.

If you anticipate a conflict, please contact the faculty member or instructor as soon as possible, but no later than three weeks prior to the conflict, in order to allow for adequate accommodations to be arranged.

Faculty are expected to make a reasonable effort to reach mutually agreeable arrangements with you.

If you experience any issues with this request, please reach out directly to your department chair, dean, or Vice Provost Amanda Godley.

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