This year, Ramadan begins this evening and is observed through Wednesday, May 12. Practicing students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approximately 4:30am to 8:30pm) and praying late into the night. As a result, these students may be tired, hungry, and/or dehydrated in your classes, especially if class meets late in the afternoon.
Please remember CUNY’s policy about religious accommodations, which allows for students to request and be granted an accommodation on the basis of religious belief. The policy is online.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
By the Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Compliance