Information about accommodations for Shavuot

To: UCSC Students

From: Division of Student Success

Many members of our campus community will be observing the Festival of Shavuot on June 9th and 10th, 2019.  During Shavuot, it is possible that observant Jewish students will not use computers, write, or drive during those dates.

Considering that June 10th is the first day of finals, we are reaching out to provide information that may be helpful to students regarding testing accommodations related to religious practice.  The following information is provided by our campus Registar:

“Given the diversity of religious practice within the campus community, academic and administrative units are encouraged to make reasonable accommodation when the schedule of a required campus event conflicts with an individual’s religious creed. It is the official policy of the University of California, Santa Cruz, to accommodate, without penalty, requests for alternate test or examination times in cases where the scheduled time for the test or examination violates a student’s religious creed, unless the request cannot be reasonably accommodated.”

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