UW-Madison Religious Observances & Accommodations Policy

The following section concerns accommodating religious observances and academic requirements.
In accordance with regent and faculty policy, instructors should not schedule mandatory exercises on days when religious observances may cause substantial numbers of students to be absent from the university.  UWS 22 states that "students' sincerely held religious beliefs shall be reasonably accommodated with respect to scheduling all examinations and other academic requirements."   Exams and requirements include any course requirement made by the instructor that will be considered in the course.   See "Religious Observances" under the Academic Calendar for more details.

Students must notify the course instructor within the first two (2) weeks of the semester/term of the specific dates conflicting with an exam or assignment.   Instructors are also strongly encouraged to make students aware of this policy within the first week of the semester/term.

Detailed information on religious observances policy is located at Academic Calendar under Religious Observances.  

Resource for Questions: 
Office of the Secretary of the Faculty
Phone: (608) 262-3956
Email: admin@secfac.wisc.edu

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