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Students Observing Ramadan During Final Exams

Dear WVU Faculty and Instructors:

A number of our students will be celebrating the Islamic month of Ramadan from April 12 – May 12. This observance includes practicing spiritual reflection, compassion, generosity as well as fasting from sunrise to sunset, which can vary from day-to-day. An important part of each day is the breaking of the fast (f'tour or iftar) at sunset.

This year, students will be observing Ramadan during the Spring 2021 final exams. Students observing Ramadan may ask to reschedule exams. If they do, please consider using a time on Saturday, May 8, as that day was set aside for make-up exams. If students approach you about rescheduling exams outside of that date, we ask that you be as understanding and flexible as possible. You may schedule make-up examinations at other times so long as they do not conflict with the students’ other exams.

The Office of Accessibility Services has limited capacity to provide proctoring for final exams. If you are interested in arranging a proctored final exam for a student observing Ramadan, please use the following link to request a time: If you have additional questions, please contact Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment Lou Slimak (


WVU Office of the Provost