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Accommodation of Students for Religious Holidays

Roosevelt University respects the rights of students to observe major religious holidays and will make accommodations, upon request, for such observances. Students who wish to observe religious holidays must inform their instructors in writing within the first two weeks of each semester of their intent to observe the holiday so that alternative arrangements convenient to both students and faculty can be made at the earliest opportunity. Students who make such arrangements by the deadline will not be required to attend classes or take examinations on the designated days, and faculty must provide reasonable opportunities for such students to make up missed work and examinations. However, all work missed for such absences, including papers and examinations, must be made up. Students who do not arrange for excused absences by the deadline are not entitled to such accomodations.

Instructors who will be absent for religious reasons must clearly inform their classes ahead of time, include the planned absence on the syllabus, and notify the department chair or program director. They must supply a substitute, reschedule the class at a suitable time or make special assignments for the time missed.