Observing Religious Holidays

The Connecticut College Student Handbook states: "Connecticut College respects the right of all members of the community to observe religious days of obligation and/or holidays. It is expected that everyone will cooperate in respecting this right. Students and faculty, in particular, should seek ways of achieving this goal, while at the same time minimizing interruption of the academic and business work of the College. Students who are absent from class for reasons of religious observance will not be penalized. Faculty are urged not to schedule examinations or major assignments on significant religious holy days and must provide reasonable opportunities for students to make up missed work and examinations. Faculty who elect not to teach on any holy day are free to plan their assignments and make-up meetings with their classes as they wish, but they should notify their students of their plans at the beginning of the term."

Contact Information:



Email Laurie McGrath, lamcg@conncoll.edu

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Harkness Chapel
Box 5203
New London, CT 06320-4196