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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.

Dining

Kosher

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.

Halal

Halal meat and dining options are available throughout '53 Commons.53 commons

Vegetarian and Vegan

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

Contact 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 upper-class students wishing to explore residential community around a special interest, including the Inter-Faith Living and Learning Community and the Hillel Apartments.

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Contact Undergraduate Housing with questions.

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.

Holidays

You can find a list of many religious observances on our Religious and Spiritual Holy Day Calendar page.

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.multi-faith logo

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."

Last Updated: 3/6/17