The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) strives to enhance the success of students both in and out of the classroom and to create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.
IMPORTANT: Thursday, November 19th will be the last day the CSD is physically open during the FALL 2020 semester. We will reopen physically in February 2021.
Diwali: Festival of Lights is celebrated over five days (but most of the celebration takes place on the 3rd day) and is the biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avail) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Diwali will begin (in the U.S.) November 12th, until November 16th.
The W&M family recognizes that Diwali is a period of celebration, prayer, and feasting for our Hindu faculty, staff, and students.
Wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity, and joy to you and your family. Happy Diwali.