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Religious Holidays

Academic Calendar:

The Tufts Academic Calendar includes a Religious Holy Days calendar (scroll down to the bottom of the academic calendar webpage for more information). Students observing any of these holidays may request academic accommodations as described below. The University Chaplaincy is available to consult with faculty and students in these situations and refers community requests for accommodations to Office of Equal Opportunity. 

From the Faculty Handbook:

Religious Holy Days

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.

Special Interest Housing

The Muslim House

The Muslim House offers any resident the opportunity to live in a uniquely Muslim environment.Residents are able to enhance a cultural experience and expand their knowledge of Islam within a closely-knit community. You can find more information about the Muslim house here. 

The Jewish Cultural House (or “the Bayit”)

The Jewish Cultural House (or “the Bayit”) is a non-denominational Jewish communal space on Tufts campus led with the values of its residents and community. The Jewish Culture House provides a setting where students can live and develop in a Jewish communal atmosphere. Residents sponsor programs aimed at informing the community about Jewish issues and culture.  The residents also maintain a kosher kitchen. You can find more information about the Bayit here.