Tufts’ Academic Calendar notes the main holidays of the predominant religious traditions in our University community (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim) that may conflict with classes. (Scroll down to the bottom of the academic calendar webpage for more information.) Students observing the holidays of other traditions are also entitled to the accommodations listed below. The University Chaplaincy is available to consult with faculty and students in these situations to arrange for appropriate accommodations.
As the academic calendar is constructed, religious holy days are not the sole factor in determining days on which classes are held or suspended. However, it is the policy of the faculty that students be encouraged to observe their appropriate religious holy days; that instructors strive to facilitate this by allowing absence from classes for such purposes and by trying to ensure that no examinations, written reports, oral reports, or other mandatory class assignments are scheduled for or due on such holy days; and that instructors provide ample opportunities for such students to make up work missed on such occasions without penalty.