Ramadan Information at UCSC

Many members of our campus community will be observing Ramadan through fasting, prayer, community gatherings and fellowship over the next month. This message is intended to provide our university community with information on observing and celebrating Ramadan.

Restoration options: UCSC Dining Services now offers the Spring 30 Meal Plan for students observing Ramadan. This meal plan is ideal for 5 or 7 day meal plan holders who would use dining rooms less frequently during that month. Find out about the Spring Meal Plan 30.

There will be more halal dining options in all late-night dining areas, as well as access to date palms for students to break their fast with. Learn more about Offers of catering services during Ramadan. Late dinner starts at 8 p.m. Students can also choose to apply their Spring 30 plan during dinner service (before 8 p.m.). It’s important to keep track of your 30 meals so you don’t go over your allotted meals during the month. Those with meal plans can request a “Ramadan breakfast box” from the dining hall the night before to take food for sahur. There will be a variety of items available for breakfast such as hard-boiled eggs, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, yogurt, whole fruit and dates.

Spaces available for prayer: For individual daily prayers, students can access the retreat center on the first floor of the Bay Tree Building. Additionally, the Sentinel Room at the University Center (above the Colleges 9/John Lewis Dining Room) will be available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. until May 2. Dates and water will be available outside the room. We ask participants not to access other areas of the establishment except for the toilets.

Test Hosting: Via the UCSC Registrar Policy website:

“Given the diversity of religious practices within the campus community, academic and administrative units are encouraged to make reasonable accommodations when the timing of a required event on campus conflicts with the religious belief of an individual. It is official policy of the University of California, Santa Cruz, to accept, without penalty, requests for alternate test or exam times in cases where the scheduled time for the test or exam violates a student’s religious belief, unless the request can reasonably be accommodated. »

Programming: UCSC Muslim Students Association (MSA) will host events to educate and engage the campus community during Ramadan. For more information on the various events, please email [email protected]

Ramadan Mubarak,


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