Ramadan 2024

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year on the Muslim calendar, observed as a time for reflection, prayer, purification, and charitable acts.

In 2024, Ramadan in the United States will begin at sundown on Sunday, March 10, and end at sundown on Tuesday, April 9. Eid al-Fitr is the three-day celebration of the end of this fasting period.

Fasting during Ramadan from sunrise to sunset is one of the five pillars of Islam. During Ramadan, suhur or suhoor is the meal eaten before dawn to start the day; iftar is the meal that breaks the fast.


The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh is serving Iftar daily. The Muslim Student Association is hosting Iftar on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays in the William Pitt Union.

Dining options


Schenley Cafe

Halal-certified beef is available at True Burger and PA Taco in Schenley Cafe (inside the William Pitt Union). Schenley Cafe closes at 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and at 5 p.m. Fridays. Pom & Honey offers Halal-certified meals daily; hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The Eatery

Table 33 and Kokumi serve Halal protein in the Eatery at Litchfield Towers.

Suhoor Packs

For the entirety of Ramadan, Pitt Eats will be providing suhoor packs for students to pick up each evening to consume the next morning. The suhoor packs are designed to provide all-day energy and are high in protein, electrolytes, and fiber. Only students on a meal plan are eligible.

  • Regular Pack: Highlights include fresh fruit, Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt, vegetables with hummus, hard-boiled eggs, and oatmeal
  • Vegan Pack: Highlights include fresh fruit, Chobani oat yogurt, vegetables with hummus, dates, and plain bagels

UPDATED LINK: Sign up using this link to pre-order meals (only students on a meal plan are eligible). Suhoor pack pick-ups are now on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Students must submit their suhoor pack request by 11:59 p.m. the night before pickup.


  • All India, 315 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, (412) 681-6600. Hours are Monday to Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday: 12 noon to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 12 noon to 9:30 p.m.
  • Bangal Kabab House & Restaurant, 320 Atwood St., (412) 605-0521. Hours include delivery until 9:30 p.m.
  • Forbes Gyro, 3715 Forbes Ave., (412) 621-2140. Hours are 11 a.m. to 12 midnight daily. (* accepts off-campus dining dollars)
  • Layne’s Chicken Fingers, 3621 Forbes Ave., (412) 808-1222. Thursdays to Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sundays to Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 midnight. (accepts Panther Funds)
  • Omar’s Halal Grill, 4208 Forbes Ave. (Schenley Plaza). Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. (* accepts off-campus dining dollars)
  • Shah's Halal Food, 412 Semple St., accepts Panther Funds. Hours are 12 noon to 2 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays. (* accepts off-campus dining dollars)
  • Shah’s Express (formerly Halal Pitt), cart at the corner of Fifth Avenue and North Bouquet Street, accepts Panther Funds. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. (* accepts off-campus dining dollars)
  • Tallgrass Burger, 400 Semple St., (412) 872-2822. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

(Off-campus options are provided for a convenience to the community. Not all locations accept Panther Funds or Pitt Dining Dollars; ask retailer for information. Links from this website do not imply endorsement.)

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Prayer space

There is a non-denominational Reflection Room (Room 312) on the third floor of the William Pitt Union available for prayer and meditation. If you need additional space for prayer or mediation, please speak with a supervisor or building manager in the WPU.  

Religious accommodations

Students who need religious accommodations during Ramadan or any religious observance should request them from faculty members as early as possible. For more information, visit the provost’s website. The faculty handbook has additional guidance.

Additional resources

If you need additional information or assistance, or have additions or corrections, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu.