Accommodation for Religious Observances

The University encourages members of the teaching staff to accommodate students who celebrate Holy Days other than those formally recognized by the University through regular scheduling or statutory holidays. This means that instructors are expected to make every effort to avoid scheduling tests, examinations or other compulsory activities at these times, or, if that is not possible, to give students the opportunity to make-up work that they miss.

For more information on accommodations for religious observances, potential dates of relevance for the U of T community, and/or on the University’s Policy on Scheduling of Class and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances, please reference the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & First-Entry Divisions website.

For assistance in devising reasonable accommodations for religious observances and Holy Days, please contact Richard Chambers, Director, Multifaith Centre at 416-946-3119 or richard.chambers@utoronto.ca or Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Officer at 416-978-1259 or antiracism@utoronto.ca.  

Members of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus may also contact Tanya De Mello, Equity & Diversity Officer at t.demello@utoronto.ca.
Members of the University of Toronto Mississauga campus may also contact Nythalah Baker, Equity & Diversity Officer at nythalah.baker@utoronto.ca.

Multi-Faith Spaces at U of T