Ramadan — a month-long holy period that requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset — falls during Finals this year, posing unique dining and academic challenges to students who must balance the obligations of religion and school.

With Ramadan Coinciding With Finals, Cornell’s Muslim Students Face Challenges

For the Muslim community at Cornell this year, this year’s final weeks will be more complicated than usual. For the first time in nearly a decade, Ramadan — a month-long holy period that requires adherents to avoid eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset — will coincide with the study period.