List of Religious Holidays
OSRL seeks to provide guidance for the Emory community regarding upcoming religious holiday observances that may impact the community. Below are lists of major religious holidays observed by sizeable religious demographic groups within the Emory community. These are provided in order to assist community members with avoiding potential schedule conflicts:
A more comprehenhensive multifaith calendar is available here: https://hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/multifaith-calendar.
Religious Observance Accommodation Policy
The Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE) website provides resources for CAS faculty and students regarding academic accommodations for religious holiday observance. Students are required to self-certify any planned absences through a form on the OUE website and to discuss them with their faculty members as early as possible in advance. Faculty are asked to work with students to seek to accommodate these absences. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) seeks to communicate and provide guidance about upcoming religious holiday observances that may impact populations within the Emory community.
Faculty: Faculty may review the guidelines about accommodation for student religious holiday observance under Student Absences: Guidelines for Faculty. Faculty are asked to work with students to accommodate these absences. Some faculty may offer a limited number of excused absences to all students to accommodate religious, family, and other needs for absence. Faculty needing support may contact OUE at email@example.com or OSRL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students: Students who will miss class for religious observances are required to self-certify their absence in advance through a form on the OUE website, and to discuss their planned religious observance absences as early as possible in advance with their faculty members in order to allow time for accommodations. Students needing support may contact OUE at email@example.com or OSRL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religious Dietary Needs
Emory University offers a variety of halal, kosher, made without onions and garlic, vegan, and vegetarian dining options. To learn more, please click here or go to the Emory Campus Dining website.