Academic Regulations & Procedures

Observance of Religious Holidays

Periodically major religious holidays intersect with key dates in Carleton’s calendar (e.g., overlap of the first day of classes with Rosh Hashanah; confluence of Ramadan with finals), and there will be members of our community who will choose to observe these holidays.  It is expected that students who will be engaging in these observances will inform the relevant faculty and staff in advance, in order to address any need to make up work or arrange other accommodations. Faculty and staff engaging in these observances should inform their department/supervisor in advance and follow the applicable time off request process.  Staff should record work time missed as floating holiday or vacation time. 

Questions about these practices may be directed to:

Office of the Provost (faculty), x4300

Dean of Students Office (students), x4075

Human Resources (staff), x4830


Last Revised: August 1, 2018

For: Students, Staff, Faculty

Last Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Maintained by: President's Office