Columbia College

Religious Holidays

It is the policy of the University that students required to miss classes or exams in observance of religious holidays must be allowed to make up the outstanding work with no academic penalty.

Students are required to inform their instructors of their plans to observe a religious holiday at the beginning of the semester, so that instructor and student have plenty of time to plan for any necessary alternative arrangements.

A useful guide to religious holidays in the coming academic year can be found at: http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/

Any instructor who has concerns regarding a given holiday may seek guidance from Chaplain Jewelnel Davis at chaplain@columbia.edu.

Any instructor who has concerns regarding the academic implications of a student’s religious observance may contact Lisa Hollibaugh, Dean of Academic Planning and Administration, at lkh5@columbia.edu.