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.
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.