Religion & Spirituality
We seek to support and celebrate the religious and spiritual diversity of our campus community.
During this time of social distancing, if you are seeking spiritual or faith-related support and/or activities, please connect with local, regional or national churches/centers/synagogues/temples for online/virtual services.
Fasting is practiced in many religions and spiritualities. It often includes abstaining from food and beverage for a duration of time. An example is during Ramadan when those that are practicing will fast from sunrise to sunset. Students who are fasting may be tired, dehydrated, and hungry especially if they are in class late in the afternoon. Students are encouraged to work with their instructors to discuss any course needs that might be impacted during fasting.
Religious & Spiritual Observances
An adapted calendar of holidays and religious observances during the academic year is available for download. The calendar lists many, though not all, religious or similar observance of faiths most likely to be represented at UND.
Some dates are provided below.
Spiritual Use of Sage, Sweetgrass & Cedar
In support of the spiritual lives of American Indian/Alaska natives, UND policies allow the spiritual use of sage, sweetgrass and cedar smoke, when used for the purpose of purification and prayer. It is consistent with time-honored cultural, traditional and spiritual observances. More information is provided in the UND Code of Student Life.
Spiritual Wellness On Campus
|American Indian Center, Meditation & Reflection Room||315 Princeton St. (Room 109)||
Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Extended building hours vary by semester
|Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center||3012 University Ave.||
Workshop: Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Chapel available for reflection Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm
|Hopper Danley Spiritual Center||3285 Davis Drive||
Available by reservation
|St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center||410 Cambridge St.||
Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m.
Quiet Lounge, Wellness Center
Zen Den, Wellness Center
|801 Princeton St.||
Business hours vary by semester
|Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel||3120 5th Ave. N.||
Divine Service: Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Religious Observances Calendar
|Buddha's Enlightenment Day||Tuesday, December 8, 2020||Wednesday, December 8, 2021||Thursday, December 8, 2022||Friday, December 8, 2023|
|Buddha's Birthday||Thursday, April 8, 2021||Friday, April 8, 2022||Saturday, April 8, 2023||Monday, April 8, 2024|
|Ash Wednesday||Wednesday, February 17, 2021||Wednesday March 2, 2022||Wednesday, February 22, 2023||Wednesday, February 14, 2024|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 2, 2021||Friday, April 15, 2022||Friday, April 7, 2023||Friday, March 29, 2024|
|Christian - Eastern Orthodox|
|Christmas (Julian Calendar)||Thursday, January 7, 2021||Friday, January 7, 2022||Saturday, January 7, 2023||Sunday, January 7, 2024|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 30, 2021||Friday, April 22, 2022||Friday, April 14, 2023||Friday, May 3, 2024|
|Easter||Sunday, May 2, 2021||Sunday, April 24, 2022||Sunday, April 16, 2023||Sunday, May 5, 2024|
Jewish holidays begin at sundown the previous day
|Rosh Hashanah, First two days||Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20, 2020||Tuesday-Wednesday, September 7-8, 2021||Monday-Tuesday, September 26-27, 2022||Saturday, Sunday September, 16-17, 2023|
|Yom Kippur||Monday, September 28, 2020||Thursday, September 16, 2021||Wednesday, October 5, 2022||Monday, September 25, 2023|
|Sukkot||Saturday, October 3, 2020||Tuesday, September 21, 2021||Monday, October 10, 2022||Saturday, September 30, 2023|
|Passover||Sunday, March, 28, 2021||Saturday, April 16, 2022||Thursday, April 6, 2023||Tuesday, April 23, 2024|
Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day. Dates may vary depending on interpretations of the Lunar Calendar.
|Eid al-Fitr||Sunday, May 24, 2020||Tuesday, May 13, 2021||Tuesday, May 3, 2022||Wednesday, April 10, 2024|
|Eid al-Adha||Friday, July 31, 2020||Tuesday, July 20, 2021||Sunday, July 10, 2022||Thursday, June 29, 2023|
|Ashura||Saturday, August 29, 2020||Thursday, August 19, 2021||Monday, August 8, 2022||Friday, July 28, 2023|
|Ramadan||Tuesday April 13 - Tuesday, May 11, 2021||Sunday, April 3 - Sunday, May 1, 2022||Thursday, March 23 - Thursday, April 20, 2023||Monday, March 11 - Monday, April 11, 2024|