Rosh Hashanah

Information about the Jewish High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 4, the first day of the fall semester. Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Services will be available to all on campus, and we encourage students to remain in Providence for the holiday. (A full schedule of services will be available later this summer.) Students will not be penalized for not attending classes in order to observe Rosh Hashanah on Thursday, or Friday, September 5 – 6. A full list of courses that will not be held due to holiday observance will be available to all students, parents, faculty, and staff through our online advising interface, ASK (

In the coming weeks, we will provide additional information to students and their families about holiday observance and accommodations to ensure that Brown students are able to observe the High Holidays and participate fully in academic life on campus.