Both Rice's policy of non-discrimination on the basis of religion and our core values of diversity and inclusion require instructors to make reasonable accommodations to help students avoid negative academic consequences with their religious obligations conflict with academic requirements. Every reasonable effort should be made to allow members of the university community to observe their religious holidays without jeopardizing the fulfillment of their academic obligations. It is never acceptable for an instructor to compel a student to choose between religious observation and academic work. Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of the absence. It is the obligation of students to provide faculty with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which they will be absent.
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Ends at sunset on Thursday, April 16, 2020
Begins at sunset on Friday, September 18, 2020
Ends at sunset on Sunday, September 20, 2020
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Ends at sunset on Monday, September 28, 2020
Begins at sunset on Friday, October 2, 2020
Ends at sunset on Friday, October 9, 2020
*This list is provided to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates by area religious leaders and is not a complete listing of religious holidays. If you would like a religious holiday added to the list, please provide the information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.