Accommodations for religious, Indigenous, and spiritual observances

| September 11, 2019
Submitted by Nicole Buston for Student Experience

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What you need to know if you require accommodations for religious, Indigenous, and spiritual observances (RISO)

How to request accommodation for Academic Obligations
Bring a completed RISO form to the Student Experience office (DSB 112) within 10 working days from the start of the semester in which the accommodation is necessary. For observances for which specific dates/details are not known in advance, inform your Faculty Office of the potential conflict.

How to request accommodation for a Final Exam
Submit a RISO final exam form at least 10 working days before the start of the exam period. RISO final exam forms are available only in-person at the Registrar’s Office (Gilmour Hall 114).

For more information on how to request a RISO accommodation, please click here.

Any questions about potential conflicts or missed coursework can be discussed at the Student Experience Office (DSB 112) or emailed to

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