Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 30, 2020

MIT’s religious accommodations policy

Dear students,

As you continue to navigate this extraordinary year, we want to remind you about MIT’s policy on academics and student religious observances. The policy, based on Massachusetts law, allows for students to be granted absences from classes or a deferment on academic work or exams if they fall on the same day as a religious observance in their faith tradition. The policy states:

“Any student who is unable to attend classes or participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day because of his or her religious beliefs is excused from any such activity. The student will be given the opportunity to make up the work that was missed, provided that the makeup work does not create an unreasonable burden upon MIT… Read more

April 28, 2020

Key dates for end of term

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, Emergency Academic Regulations (EAR) are in place. These have resulted in several changes to the spring Academic Calendar.