I want to specify in my work calendar that I am away on Mondays because I study at the university on Mondays. Is it correct to say Monday is a "School day"?


Yes, "school" can be used to refer to any organization where something is taught. Here is one of the definitions (according to dictionary.com):

any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline.

Another definition from the same source directly answers your question:

a college or university.

It's more common for people to mean grade school when they mention school, so it makes sense to specify that you mean university. But there's no error in calling a university a school.

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    In the UK, school is generally understood to mean primary or secondary school. College or university is normally used for tertiary education. It always trips me up when someone says that they are at school in Stack Overflow. I assume that they are school-kids when, in fact, they are studying for a degree. – Mick Sep 29 '16 at 11:37
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    @MickSharpe - This is a UK/US difference. In the US saying "school" is perfectly idiomatic (while saying "at college" or "at university" would draw strange looks). – Hot Licks Sep 29 '16 at 12:14
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    @tchrist - "At college" would just cause a raised eyebrow. "At university", on the other hand, is completely non-idiomatic in the US. – Hot Licks Sep 29 '16 at 22:17
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    @HotLicks I cannot imagine "at college" even being noticed at all. – tchrist Sep 29 '16 at 22:18
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    @tchrist - You've apparently lived in several different countries and you hobnob with folks from all over the world, so I suspect you've become "desensitized" to language that is not idiomatic AmE. To me a speaker saying "at college" (in some contexts) would strongly suggest a British influence. – Hot Licks Sep 29 '16 at 22:33

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