Religious Accommodations

Dartmouth College strives, in various aspects of its life, to provide a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty from the full range of religious and spiritual perspectives.

Rosh Hashanah 2018

Please note: Dartmouth has made adjustments to our academic calendar to allow those who observe Rosh Hashanah the ability to do so without missing classes. This has resulted in some potential conflicts for course election and advising on Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. We will make alternate arrangements for timely academic advising before Rosh Hashanah. If you are planning to observe this holiday, please contact the Assistant Dean of Faculty for Pre-Major Advising ( and the Undergraduate Deans Office ( by absolutely no later than Monday, August 6.



Dartmouth Dining Services works with Rabbi Saffra, from Tablet K, to bring Kosher favorites to the Dartmouth Community through the Pavilion, a separate cooking space. Freshly-cooked Kosher options are available at the Class of '53 Commons, and some prepackaged Kosher options are available at the Courtyard Cafe in the Hopkins Center.


Freshly prepared Halal meals and other menu options are available, on site and to-go, during the academic year to Muslim students at no extra cost in '53 Commons. Students keeping Halal will find special meals prepared daily with Halal-certified ingredients. Halal options are also provided after hours through Dining Services for students observing Ramadan.

Vegetarian and Vegan

Vegetarian and vegan specialties are available through the Herbivore kitchen in '53 Commons, where the prep-environment is completely meat-free.

Email Dining Services with questions.

Residential Life

Residence Halls

Designated substance-free residence halls and floors are available to students who are, for any reason, interested in and committed to living in an environment that is free of the presence and the indirect effects of substances such as alcohol or other drugs.

Housing options range from single-sex floors to gender-neutral housing assignments based on the needs and wishes of undergraduate students. Locations for these types of housing options are noted in the information for each residence hall, which includes floor plans.

Affinity Housing

A variety of living and learning affinity programs exist for students wishing to explore residential community around a special interest, including the Inter-Faith Living and Learning Community and the Hillel Apartments.

Open Flame Policy

Open flames are not permitted in residence halls, except in special cases of religious/spiritual observance. Students who wish to maintain an open flame for religious or spiritual observance must complete a request form with the Residential Education Office. The form must be submitted and approved prior to the lighting of any open flame.

Academic Life

Dartmouth faculty make an effort to accommodate religious observance that may conflict with class or exam schedules. Students are encouraged to be proactive about rescheduling when necessary and contact the Tucker Center if further support is needed.

Sample texts from class syllabi:

  • "If any student anticipates a religious holiday observance that overlaps with sessions of this class, s/he should please let me know this before the end of the second week of the term."
  • "I realize that some students may wish to take part in religious observances that fall during this academic term. Should you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please come speak with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations."