Ramadan 2024

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Ramadan 2024

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.

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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

Below is the first week of scheduled Iftars. The next schedule will be featured in the March 18th edition of the Multicultural Student Services newsletter and will be available on our website

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Community Iftars
Various Dates Throughout Ramadan

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 listed below:
 
Tuesday, April 2nd | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Center for Diversity in Engineering
Location: Thorton Hall, Room D111
RSVP by emailing: [email protected]

 

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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.

 

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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]