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.
|Jan. 7, 2022||Julian Christmas||Orthodox Christianity|
|Jan. 14, 2022||Pongal/Makar Sankranti||Hinduism|
|Mar. 1, 2022||Maha Shivaratri||Hinduism|
|Mar. 2, 2022||Ash Wednesday||Christianity|
|Mar. 7, 2022||Great Lent Begins||Orthodox Christianity|
|Mar. 16-17, 2022||Purim (evening Mar. 16 – day Mar. 17)||Judaism|
|Mar. 18-19, 2022||Holi (evening Mar. 18 – day Mar. 19)||Hinduism|
|Apr. 1, 2022||Ramadan Begins||Islam|
|Apr. 2-May 2, 2022||Ramadan||Islam|
|Mar. 21-22, 2022||Naw Ruz||Baháʼí|
|Apr. 2, 2022||Ugadi (Lunar New Year)||Hinduism|
|Apr. 14, 2022||Vaisakhi/Puthandu (Solar New Year)||Sikhism/Hinduism|
|Apr. 15, 2022||Good Friday||Christianity|
|Apr. 15-17, 2022||First two days of Passover||Judaism|
|Apr. 17, 2022||Easter||Christianity|
|Apr. 22-23, 2022||Last two days of Passover||Judaism|
|Apr. 24, 2022||Orthodox Easter||Orthodox Christianity|
|May 2-3, 2022||Eid-al-Fitr (evening May 2– day May 3)||Islam|
|June 4-6, 2022||Shavuot (evening June 4-June 6)||Judaism|
|July 9-13, 2022||Eid al-Adha (evening July 9 – June 13)||Islam|