Religious Observance Policy
College Policy on Absence Related to Religious Observance
In compliance with New York Education Law pertaining to institutions of higher education, Hamilton College affirms that “…each student who is absent from school, because of his or her religious beliefs, must be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days.” Further as provided by this law, “no adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his or her availing himself or herself of the provisions of this section.”
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact anyone at the Chaplaincy office.
2016-17 Religious Holidays
|October 3-4||Monday-Tuesday||Rosh Hashanah*||Jewish|
|October 12||Wednesday||Yom Kippur*||Jewish|
|October 24||Monday||Shemini Atzeret*||Jewish|
|October 25||Tuesday||Simchat Torah*||Jewish|
|December 25-January 1||Monday-Sunday||Hanukkah*||Jewish|
|December 26-January 1||Monday-Sunday||Kwanzaa||Interfaith|
|January 28||Saturday||Chinese New Year||Buddhist|
|March 1||Wednesday||Ash Wednesday||Christian|
|April 14||Friday||Good Friday||Christian|
|May 27||Saturday||First Day of Ramadan||Muslim|
*Holidays begin at sundown the day before the date indicated.