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Religious Observances

Accommodation for Religious Observances

Please notify the instructor if religious observances conflict with class attendance or due dates for assignments so we can make appropriate arrangements for alternate scheduling of evaluations or make up of missed work.

It is the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and University of Toronto policy that no student be seriously disadvantaged because of her or his religious observance. For example, the first day of classes will not be scheduled on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah or on Yom Kippur. No examinations should be scheduled on these days or on the first two days and the last two days of Passover. Jewish students may also observe the festivals of Tabernacles and Pentecost. Muslim students observe the month of Ramadan and the days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

We try to set schedules in such a way as to avoid the necessity of cancelling classes without make up. If you wish to be excused from classes or examinations for religious reasons on Holy Days, or on the Jewish Sabbath (about one-and-a-half hours before sunset Friday to about one-and-a-half hours after sunset Saturday) or on Friday at 1:00 p.m. for Muslim community prayers, please discuss with your instructor(s). It is assumed that every effort will be made to avoid tests, examinations or other compulsory activities at these times. Opportunity will be given to students to make up work that they miss. When the scheduling of tests or examinations at such times cannot be avoided, please ask your instructor about the procedures to be followed to arrange to write at an alternate time.