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Notification of Student Rights Under Section 224-a of New York State Education Law – Absence Due to Religious Observation

Under § 224-a of the NYS Education Law: "Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend classes on a particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examination or any study or work requirements. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to make available to each student who is absent from school, because of his or her religious beliefs, an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity."

Students who anticipate being absent because of a religious observance should, whenever possible, notify faculty in advance of such anticipated absence.

Fall 2018


Labor Day-holiday September 3
Weekday classes Begin  September 5 
Registration and program changes  September 5 - 18 
Awarding of September degrees September 14
Registration and program changes end  September 18 
Columbus Day - No Classes  October 8 
Spring 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students  October 8 
Last Day to File for January degree  October 19 
Election Day-classes in session  November 6 
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester course(s)  November 9 
Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes November 21 - 25
Classes resume  November 26 
Last day of regular classes December 10
Class Make-up/Study Days December 11 - 12
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate December 13 - 19
Make-Up Final Exam day (in the event of snow closure) December 20
Winter recess begins December 21

Spring 2019


Awarding of January degrees January 18
Martin Luther King Day - no classes  January 21 
Weekday classes begin  January 22 

Registration and program changes (instructor permission required to add Lab Science courses as of 1/28)  

January 22 - February 4 
Registration and program changes end for weekday courses  February 4 
President's Day-no classes/University Holiday  February 18 
Tuesday follows a Monday schedule February 19
Last day to apply for May degree  February 22 
Summer 2019 Registration Opens March 4 
Fall 2019 Registration Begins for Continuing Students  March 4 
Spring recess begins - no classes March 11
Classes resume  March 18 
Last Day to Opt P/F or Withdraw from full-semester classes April 5
Class Make-up/Study Days May 1 - 2
Final examinations-undergraduate and graduate May 3 - 9
Commencement Ceremony (tentative) May 10
Conferral of May degrees May 17

Summer 2019


Summer Session I
Weekday classes begin (1st Five Week, 10 week and 12 Week sessions) May 20
Registration and program changes end for 5 Week Session May 21 
Registration and program changes end for 10 & 12 Week Sessions May 26
Memorial Day-NO CLASSES - Make up class date May 31  May 27 
Make-up day for Memorial Day May 31 
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from SS I courses June 18 
Last day of class/Finals for 1st Five week Session June 20
Summer Session II
Classes Begin - 2nd Five Week Session June 24
Registration/Programs Changes for 2nd Five Week Session ends            June 25
Independence Day -Holiday  July 4 
Make-up day for Independence Day July 5 
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 10 & 12 week session  July 11 
Last day to apply for September degree  July 12 
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 2nd Five Week Session July 18 
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process  July 24 
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 12 week session  July 25 
Last day of class/Finals for 2nd Five week and 10 week sessions July 25
Summer Session III

Classes Begin - 3rd Five Week Session

July 29
Registration/Programs Changes for 3rd Five Week Session ends            July 30 
Last Class/Finals for 12 week session August 8
Last day to withdraw (or Opt P/F) from 3rd Five week session August 22 
Last day to complete withdrawal appeal process  August 28 
Last day of class/Finals for 3rd Five week Session August 29

*Last day to withdraw from a class or elect Pass/Fail option is:

5 week session: One week prior to end of session

10 week session: Two weeks prior to end of session

All classes must meet during the Final Examination period (for either a final exam or regular class meeting) in order to meet minimum contact hours required by NYSED.


CONTACT

LIU Riverhead
Dr. William E. Martinov, Jr., Dean
William.Martinov@liu.edu