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Subject: Religious Accommodation for [Course Number] 

Dear Professor [last name], 

I am enrolled in your course [course number]. I identify as an observing [religious affiliation], and I am writing to request that you make accommodation for my religious observance this semester in accordance with the college's attendance policy. On [enter date or dates] we will be observing [name of holiday]. This observance coincides with [name of assignment] that is listed on the syllabus.  

I would like to work with you to explore how I can meet the requirements of your course while still honoring my religious practice. One option that I would propose is [enter request]. I would also be open to any other suggestions that you might have. 

If it would be easier, I would be happy to talk with you about this further in person or by phone.

Should you have any questions about the reasoning or observance of this [name of religious holiday], please feel free to contact Hierald Osorto,  Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, at hosorto@ithaca.edu

Thank you in advance for accommodating my request. 

Sincerely, 

[Name, phone number optional]