Ramadan falls in the middle of finals week
The UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force is offering support for students, faculty and staff who will be observing Ramadan this year, which is April 23 through May 23. This is a time where many Muslim students, staff and faculty members may fast—no food or drink (not even water) from dawn until dusk (approximately from 3:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty members observing Ramadan may be involved in gatherings and prayers late into the night. It is not usual to be up past midnight for prayers and then up again for a 3:30 to 4 a.m. to eat before dawn. It is important to note that Ramadan will be overlap with UW-Green Bay finals week.
Additional resources about how to better support college students during Ramadan are below:
How teachers can support student during Ramadan by Rusal Alrubail
9 ways to support students during Ramadan by Kirsten Kelley
Supporting your Muslim students on campus this Ramadan (NASPA online course) by Amira Shouman, Khalid Latif, Faiyaz Jaffer, and Suhaib Webb