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Ramadan Begins

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

Juneteenth Commemoration Online Event with Higher Ed Leader Tim Wilson


To commemorate Juneteenth, the Center for Social Justice and the Race and Ethnicity Rope Team is honored to welcome Tim Wilson, PhD, dean of student affairs at the University of Washington Bothell, on Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m. ET. His talk will be held online via Zoom. Register Here   In his more than …


Juneteenth commemorates enslaved people’s emancipation in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.To honor this important day, Excelsior University will be closed.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an international day organized every year on June 20 by the United Nations. It is designed to celebrate and honor refugees from around the world. The day was first established on 20 June 2001, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

Canada Day

Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867, when the three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day, the …


Al-Hijra is a Muslim holiday that marks the beginning of the new year. This day signifies the start of the Muslim era and the first Islamic community ever established. The first day of the first month, Muharram, on the Islamic calendar begins the Islamic New Year.The Islamic calendar is based on the phases of the …

Excelsior Connects on the Road! Next Stop…Albany, NY!

The Shelf @ Renaissance Albany Hotel 144 State Street, Albany, NY

Calling all Excelsior alumni, students, faculty, and staff in the Capital Region! Do you want to expand your professional connections? Strengthen your network? Advance your career? If so, then you won’t want to miss our next Excelsior Connects on the Road event! Our next stop is Albany, NY. For this special edition of Excelsior Connects …

Pioneer Day

In the state of Utah, the Mormon pioneers are celebrated annually on July 24. Salt Lake City also has the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument, where Young, Eliza R. Snow, and other Mormon pioneers are buried and where a memorial exists dedicated to all who crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley.

Marcus Garvey Day

On August 17, Jamaicans celebrate Marcus Garvey Day. It honors a Jamaican-born political activist, orator, publisher, journalist and entrepreneur who fought for the rights of Afro-Jamaicans. Marcus Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 in Saint Ann’s Bay to a stonemason and a domestic servant.

Senior Citizen’s Day

World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on 21 August each year. The celebration took place for the first time in 1991 and is intended to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as health deterioration and elder abuse.

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

Eid Milad-Un-Nabi

Eid Milad-Un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad: is observed on Rabi’al-awwal, the third month of Islamic calendar by Muslims all over the world. Also known as Eid-e-Milad or Mawlid, the occasion marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. On Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, Muslims remember the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad, read Quran, and donate …