University policies relating to religious observance or bias
Certain policies of the University of Massachusett Amherst are particularly relevant to the religious observance and religious expression of our students, staff, and faculty. The most important such policies are listed below. If you experience any religious conflict or bias, or have any questions or concerns about University policies, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life can help!
Class Absence for Religious Observance
Some major religious holidays (most notably Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr) have fallen during the first week of classes in previous years. For more information about the University's policy, and to see what the University did to accommodate Muslim and Jewish students when this conflict occurred in the past, click here.
Residential Candle Policy
Holiday Fire Safety Guidelines (Environmental Health & Safety)