University of Toronto's policy on religious accomodations makes every effort to accommodate students, staff and faculty who observe religious Holy Days.

Staff responsibilities

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.

Student responsibilities

Students must provide instructors with a request in writing for religious accommodation. Normally this should be a minimum of 3 weeks before the date in question. Written notice should be immediately followed-up with a face-to-face request with the instructor.

Dates, accommodations and documentation




Documentation from faith leaders is not required.

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