Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observance (RISO) Accommodations

| January 13, 2022
Submitted by Karina Almeida for Student Experience - Academic

Students requiring academic accommodation based on Religious, Indigenous, or Spiritual Observances (RISO) should follow the procedures set out in the RISO Policy.

What you need to know:

  • Students requiring a RISO accommodation should submit their request to as soon as possible
    • Include your RISO form and be sure to include the dates/times to be accommodated
  • You will be contacted via your McMaster email as soon as the RISO is reviewed and approved
  • Students should contact their instructors to make alternative arrangements for classes, assignments and tests as soon as their RISO accommodation has been processed by the Student Experience Office
  • If your RISO accommodation is for a final exam or during a deferred exam period, please submit your RISO form to the Examinations Office by email to at least two weeks prior to the Examination Period

Learn more:

More information about RISO can be found on our RISO Fact Sheet

For additional information on missed coursework, please visit our Missed Coursework Policy webpage.

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