This year, Ramadan begins the evening of April 1 and ends the evening of May 1.  During this time, those of Islamic faith fast from sunrise to sunset, and focus on contemplation and reflection.  Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of the end of this fasting period.

There is a non-denominational Reflection Room on the 3rd floor of the William Pitt Union available for prayer and meditation.  Should there be a need additional space for prayer/mediation, please speak with a supervisor and/or building managers.  

Halal food is available from Za’tar located in The Market at The Towers.  Hours of operation are 11am-10pm. Halal Guys is a restaurant serving halal food near campus at 3621 Forbes Ave.  Hours of operation are: 10:45am-10pm Sun-Thurs and 10:45am-11pm Fri-Sat.

Please also refer to the University’s guidelines on religious observances for guidance on possible accommodations during this time.

Contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu with any questions or concerns.