Religious Accommodations

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 Punita Lumb, Associate Director, Multi-Faith Centre at 416-946-3119 or or the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at

Members of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus may also contact Cherilyn Scobie Edwards, Director, Equity & Diversity Office at

Members of the University of Toronto Mississauga campus may also contact Nythalah Baker, Director, Equity & Diversity Office at

Multi-Faith Spaces at U of T