Religious Accommodations

Religious Accommodations – Spring 2022

Members of the Oglethorpe community observe a variety of religious holidays. The diversity of religious observances across our campus contributes significantly to the unique culture of our institution.

The list below contains many, but not necessarily all, of the religious and cultural holidays celebrated by students, staff, and faculty at Oglethorpe. Use the list below to avoid scheduling conflicts that could negatively impact members of our community and to be mindful of periods when students, staff, and faculty may need greater flexibility and support.

During observances that require fasting, cessation of other activities, or daily prayer/service attendance, students may have trouble reaching their full academic potential and may seek alternatives for completing assignments or exams. In these cases, students should seek alternative arrangements with their instructor(s) as early as possible to establish reasonable accommodations for their observances. Faculty play an important role in supporting our students as they balance academic responsibilities and religious traditions. Clear communication around the need for accommodations contributes to the well-being of our community members and ensures that students, staff, and faculty feel valued, respected, and heard.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Student Affairs are available for consultation.

DayHolidayReligion
Jan. 7, 2022Julian ChristmasOrthodox Christianity
Jan. 14, 2022Pongal/Makar SankrantiHinduism
Mar. 1, 2022Maha ShivaratriHinduism
Mar. 2, 2022Ash WednesdayChristianity
Mar. 7, 2022Great Lent BeginsOrthodox Christianity
Mar. 16-17, 2022Purim (evening Mar. 16 – day Mar. 17)Judaism
Mar. 18-19, 2022Holi (evening Mar. 18 – day Mar. 19)Hinduism
Apr. 1, 2022Ramadan BeginsIslam
Apr. 2-May 2, 2022RamadanIslam
Mar. 21-22, 2022Naw RuzBaháʼí
Apr. 2, 2022Ugadi (Lunar New Year)Hinduism
Apr. 14, 2022Vaisakhi/Puthandu (Solar New Year)Sikhism/Hinduism
Apr. 15, 2022Good FridayChristianity
Apr. 15-17, 2022First two days of PassoverJudaism
Apr. 17, 2022EasterChristianity
Apr. 22-23, 2022Last two days of PassoverJudaism
Apr. 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox Christianity
May 2-3, 2022Eid-al-Fitr (evening May 2– day May 3)Islam
June 4-6, 2022Shavuot (evening June 4-June 6)Judaism
July 9-13, 2022Eid al-Adha (evening July 9 – June 13)Islam