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Housing Religious Observances Request Form

Massachusetts law requires the University to reasonably accommodate its students’ religious beliefs, observances, and practices in regard to admissions, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and work requirements. While Massachusetts law does not require accommodations for religious beliefs in the residence halls, our goal is to meet religious observational needs as best we can.

In order to best facilitate planning and communication between students and administration, we request that students make requests as early as possible to assist in the Room Selection Process. It should be noted that while we try our best to meet requested support, requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled.

Important Dates

Housing Religious Observance Request Form

The Housing Religious Observances Form opens Monday, January 23rd

The Housing Religious Observances Form closes 12pm (noon) Monday, February 20th – forms received after the 20th will be considered, however, requests will be challenging to meet given limited housing options and requests already approved.

Form opens 1/23/2023

This form is being used for the 2023-2024 Room Selection process only.

Housing Application

The Housing Application will open on Tuesday, January 24th at 9am. You must have a Housing Application on file for a religious observational request to be honored.

Housing Placements for Religious Observation

Housing Placements for Religious Observation will occur on Tuesday, March 14th by the Office of Residence Life. Students who have a Housing Application on file will also receive a Room Selection Time Slot to participate in Room Selection, if their Religious Observation request is not for a single room, to be able to pull in their roommate(s).