Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide, will be from
approximately May 5 to June 5 this year. The first week of Ramadan 2019 will therefore overlap with IUP’s finals
week. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk every day (this
includes water), and celebrations often involve gatherings and prayers late
into the night.
Please refer to a brief Ramadan informational flyer, created by several
faculty members to increase awareness and further insight into student life, especially
The actual beginning date each year is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Because Ramadan is
scheduled on the lunar calendar, its dates move in relation to the solar
calendar. While it has been during the summer for the past several years,
it will now take place during the academic year until approximately 2040.
Please direct any questions to Elise Glenn in the Social Equity and Title IX Office at