Religious Accommodations for Students (Spring 2019 Exams)

Jan 18 2019

Dear faculty,

This spring 2019 semester, the University exam schedule (May 2-10, 2019) will conflict with the start of Ramadan, which begins this year at sunrise on May 6, 2019, and ends at sunset on June 3, 2019. As such, if you have Muslim students in your classes, you should anticipate receiving requests for religious accommodations, such as requests to take their exams early, i.e., prior to the start of Ramadan on May 6, 2019. Pursuant to University policy and protocol, reasonable religious accommodation requests must be granted. For more information, please visit the following link:  Frequently Asked Questions - Accommodations for Religious Observance.

To learn more about Ramadan, please visit the following link:  History.Com - Ramadan.
For questions about religious accommodations, please contact the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) at uvaeocr@virginia.edu or 434-924-3200.

Sincerely,
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Executive Vice President and Provost
Catherine Spear, Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights