Religious Holidays Absence Policy

Students shall be excused from class, review, or an exam due to their religious beliefs (Chapter 151c, Section 2B, of the Massachusetts General Laws). It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of conflicts caused by religious holidays. Students who will miss class, review, or an exam for religious reasons will be offered an opportunity to make up the work without penalty, unless it can be demonstrated that such a makeup opportunity would constitute an “unreasonable burden” to the instructor. Students must request this accommodation during the first week of classes, or whenever the dates of exams or reviews are announced.