Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Practicing Muslim students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approx 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM). 

Fasting means NO FOOD and NO WATER. Ramadan celebrations often involve late night prayers. It is not unusual for students observing Ramadan to be up past midnight for prayers and then get up at around 4 am to eat before dawn & pray. 

Ramadan 2024 will last from approximately March 9th to April 9th. Ramadan is scheduled on the lunar calendar the dates change each year.

Ordering Ramadan Meals from Za'atar

UVA dining plan holders may use meal exchange to order meals from Za'atar in-person or through Grubhub. 

Za'atar Observing Hours: 
Breakfast: 5 AM - 7 AM 
Dinner: 6 PM - 10 PM

The plans for UVA Dining's Ramadan accommodations were collaboratively developed with UVA Dining, Multicultural Student Services, and UVA's Muslim Student Organizations. 

Community Iftar Schedule

During Ramadan, schools, departments, and student orgs across UVA will be hosting Community Iftars to invite students to break fasts together. Thank you to our community partners for organizing these opportunities to come together!

Please note that some of these Iftars require an RSVP - Iftars that require an RSVP are specified below:

Friday, March 29th | 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Muslims United Sustainable Iftar with the Muslim Institute for Leadership, Queer Student Union, and the Environmental Justice Collective at UVA 
Location: 1515 on The Corner

Saturday, March 30th | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Student Engagement & Muslim Students Association
Location: 1515 on The Corner 

Sunday, March 31st | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Student Council
Location: PAC, Newcomb Hall – 1st Floor

Monday, April 1st | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Muslim Students Association & Class Councils 
Location: 1515 on The Corner 

Tuesday, April 2nd | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PM
Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Location: Multicultural Student Center, Newcom Hall - 2nd Floor

Tuesday, April 2nd | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Center for Diversity in Engineering
Location: Thorton Hall, Room D111

RSVP by emailing: [email protected]

Wednesday, April 3rd | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hoos First, Asian American Student Center, and Veteran Student Center 
Location: Hoos First Student Center AND Asian American Student Center, Newcomb Hall – Lower Level 

Wednesday, April 3rd | 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
McIntire School of Commerce 
Location: Rouss & Robertson halls – 404 Reading Room

Thursday, April 4th | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 
Asian Student Union & Muslim Students Association
Location: Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall – 2nd Floor  

Sunday, April 7th | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Student Council 
Location: South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall – 3rd Floor  

A Reminder Regarding Academic Accommodations 

It is the University's long-standing policy and practice to reasonably accommodate students so that they do not experience an adverse academic consequence when sincerely held religious beliefs or observances conflict with academic requirements. (See PROV-008: Teaching Courses for Academic Credit)

For questions or guidance about what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, please visit the following link: Frequently Asked Questions - Accommodations for Religious Observance, or contact the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) at [email protected] or (434) 924-3200.

As always, we appreciate the efforts faculty make to help students feel welcome and supported in their academic success. The work of the President’s task force examining support for religious diversity and belonging remains ongoing with a report and recommendations expected by the end of the semester.

Interfaith Student Center Extended Hours

The Interfaith Student Center will have the following adjusted operational hours starting the night of Saturday, March 10th, 2024, until the end of Ramadan on April 9th, 2024:

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 11 PM 
Saturday & Sunday: 12 PM to 11 PM 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alex Winkowski, Assistant Director - Multicultural Student Services, at [email protected]