WashU has updated its policy for missing classes to more fairly accommodate students who miss class, exams, or assignments, owing to religious observance.

The policy states: “Students who plan to miss class for a religious holiday must inform their instructors in writing before the end of the third week of class, or as soon as possible if the holiday occurs during the first three weeks of the semester.”

You can read the entire policy here (pdf).

Here is a sample text of the email for this semester (Fall 2022):

Hello Professor [Name],
Please note that I will need to miss class for religious reasons on the following days:
Rosh Hashana: night of Sunday, September 25 - Tuesday, September 27
Yom Kippur: night of Tuesday October, 4 - Wednesday, October 5
Sukkot: night of Sunday, October 9 - Tuesday, October 11,
Simchat Torah/Shmini Atzeret: night of Sunday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 18.
Thank you.
[Name]

(These are the only work-restricted Jewish religious holiday that fall out during the weekdays during FL2022.)