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The college will test its emergency alert system on Wednesday (Sept. 2) at 12:30 p.m. As a part of the test, all faculty, staff, and students should receive an email, phone call, and text message at or around the common hour.

Annual Heritage Months and Holidays Observed

September:

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15- October 15[Diversity Calendar 2][Diversity Calendar 2]

1 - Israel Miraji Ascent of Prophet Muhammad

2 - Labor Day (United States)

5 - Rosh Hashanah* (Jewish New Year)

8- International Literacy Day

11 - Patriot Day (United States)

14 - Yom Kippur (Jewish)

16 - Mexico's Independence Day

19 - San Gennaro Day (Italian-American)

19 -Sukkot (Jewish)

22 - Autumnal Equinox (Japan)

25 - Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

27 - Simchat Torah* (Jewish)

October:[Diversity Calendar][Diversity Calendar]

Diversity Awareness Month

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual History Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


11 - National Coming Out Day  [Diversity Calendar]

14 - Columbus Day

15 - Eid al-adha (Islamic, Muslim)

31 - Halloween (United States)

31 - Reformation Day (Christian)

November:[Diversity Calendar][Diversity Calendar][Diversity Calendar]

National American Indian Heritage Month


National AIDS Awareness Month

1 - All Saints' Day (Christian, Roman Catholic)[Diversity Calendar][Diversity Calendar]

1 - Dia de los Muertos "Day of the Dead" (Mexico, Latin America)

2 - All Souls' Day (Roman Catholic)

3 - Diwali (Buddhist, Hindu)[Diversity Calendar][Diversity Calendar]


5 - 12/3 - Al Hijra - Muslim New Year

11 - Veteran's Day (United States)

12 - Birthday of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)

14 - Ashura (Islamic, Muslim)

27 - December 5 - Hanukkah (Jewish)

28 - Thanksgiving (United States)


December

[Diversity Calendar]
[Diversity Calendar]Universal Human Rights Month

1- World Aids Day

6 - St. Nicholas Day (International)

7 - Pearl Harbor Day (United States)

8 - Bodhi Day - Buddha's Enlightenment (Buddhist)

8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

10- Human Rights Day

12 - Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)

13 - Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)

16-25 - Las Posadas (Mexico)

22 - Winter Solstice (Dec 22-Mar 20)

25 - Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)[Winter][Winter]

 

26 - Boxing Day (Canada, United Kingdom)

26 - Kwanzaa (African-American)[Winter][Winter]

31 - New Year's Eve (United States, International)

January:Chinese New Year 

February: African American History Month

March: Women's History Month

April:Jazz Appreciation Month

May:Asian/Pacific Heritage

June:GLBT Pride

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