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Religious Holidays

Starting at the end of Spring Break and lasting throughout Spring Quarter, there are many different Religious Holidays and observations that overlap. This is an overall summary of contact information and plans for Passover, Holi, Holy Week and looking ahead to Ramadan. All times are in Central Daylight Time. 

Click for more information about Religious Calendar | Passover | Holi | Holy Week & Easter | Ramadan


Saturday, March 27-Sunday, April 4
Sign up for Passover meals. Northwestern Hillel is working in close partnership with Northwestern Dining to ensure Kosher meal distributions from the Hillel building at 629 Foster starting with a Seder meal on Saturday, March 27th through lunch on Sunday, April 4th. Students living in a residence hall and/or with a dining plan will be able to swipe their Wildcard for a meal at Hillel during Passover. Students without a dining plan will also be able to pick up Kosher for Passover meals from Hillel.

Campus Rabbi Jessica Lott will lead an Online Passover Seder for Northwestern students Saturday March 27 at 7:30pm CT. Please register by March 19. 

Information about additional community events and learning opportunities can be found at 


Sunday, March 28-Monday, March 29
NU Dining and NU Religious and Spiritual Life are partnering to provide festive dining options including Chaat during Holi. Contact University Chaplain Kristen Glass Perez ( for more information. 

Holy Week and Easter

Thursday, April 1-Sunday, April 4
There are many different religious services for Holy Week and Easter. See below for a listing of services. Additionally, NU Dining will provide vegetarian options at all dining for those who observe Good Friday and festive options for Easter Brunch.

Alice Millar Chapel Holy Week Services 
Good Friday | April 2 | 12 noon 

Easter Sunrise | April 4 | 6:25am with University Christian Ministry

Easter Sunday | April 4 | 11 a.m. 

Lutheran Campus Ministry NU Holy Week Services
(all worship services will be on Zoom; for Zoom access links, please email Pastor Deanna Langle

Sheil Catholic Center Holy Week Schedule: Reservations are required for all events- space is limited.

University Christian Ministry


Ramadan begins evening April 12 and ends on the evening of May 12.
Eid-Ul-Fitr | Thursday, May 13

NU Dining and NU Religious and Spiritual Life will partner to provide meal support for Ramadan. 
Meals available for pick up between 4pm-9pm at Foster/Walker ordered via Boost Mobile App. 

Ramadan Spirituality Series on Zoom
Halaqah: Wednesdays, 6pm 
Quran: Fridays, 6pm
Contact Associate University Chaplain Tahera Ahmad ( for more information about all programs.


Statement on Academic Accommodations for Religious Holidays

*Please note that Jewish observances begin at sundown on the evening prior to the printed holiday.

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