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Dear Campus Community,

The Muslim observance of Ramadan began on the evening of Sunday, March 10, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, April 9.

For our Muslim students, faculty, and staff, Ramadan is a time of self-reflection and a renewed engagement with Islam. Many who observe Ramadan observe a fast from sunrise to sunset, with the days getting longer as spring progresses.

As a result of fasting, students may have decreased levels of in-class participation and may ask to be excused from class at sundown to observe evening prayers or break the fast. In addition, they may ask for rescheduling of exams or assignments. We recognize that every class and its pedagogical structure differs, and some classes adapt more quickly to these requests than others.

We would like to highlight that the Reed Community Pantry and Bon Appetit are offering meals for iftar and suhoor to support fasting members of our community. Bon Appetit will use its mobile ordering app to provide an additional option for students, faculty, and staff to purchase food during Ramadan. Access the "Ramadan Menu" section through the Marketplace Online Ordering platform via the Reed College Transact Mobile App. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Bucuvalas.

Lastly, we also ask that those planning extracurricular activities are thoughtful about their timing and offerings during Ramadan. Please be on the lookout for community events in observance of Eid & Ramadan from the International Student Services. If you have any questions, please email

As a community, we ask for your continued support for our community members who are observing Ramadan. Please find additional resources below:


The Office for Institutional Diversity The Student Life Office

For more information, contact The Office for Institutional Diversity and The Student Life Office.
Submitted by Raymond Rodriguez.
Posted on Mar 21, 2024

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