Ramadan 2024

Ramadan is an important month of fasting and reflection within the tradition of Islam, and this year is observed from the week of March 11 through early-April. Ramadan Mubarak to all those who observe! 

You can find links on this page to:

  • prayer space details, including information about the Muslim Prayer Room and multiple other locations across campus
  • student Ramadan dining details, including links through which students on the meal-plan may reserve boxed meals for pick-up, information about the various dates and milk pickup locations across campus, and information about special Iftar gatherings. 

In addition, visit the Spiritual Life @ DU Page for a Ramadan "Holiday Hellos" sheet plus invitations to share what Ramadan means to you as part of our Spiritual Storytelling project. 


Did You Know?

Fasting is one of Islam's five fundamental principles. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from right before sunrise to sunset. Many Muslims break their daily fasts with dates and milk and by sharing meals (iftar) with family and friends before praying. The last 10 days are the most holy for Muslims, and it's common for people to stay up throughout the night praying. And the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a one-to-three day festival known as Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam's major holidays.


Some Inclusivity Tips + Accommodations Links

Even observant Muslims might not fast for various reasons; it is respectful to avoid asking "Are you fasting?" 

Those able to fast will abstain from all food or drink (including water), and many more are involved in community events through the month–-all of which can impact energy levels, attention spans, and more, especially later in the day and cumulatively, later in the month. Please be mindful of this possibility in your classes, offices, meetings, and events.

It is OK to eat in front of Muslims without being apologetic. However, to be more inclusive, it can be helpful to avoid scheduling events during the day where food is the focus.

If you are running a class or meeting during the sunset hour, please be mindful that some may need to step away for breaking the fast and prayer.  

And since many Muslims stay up praying all night during the last 10 days of Ramadan, please be extra understanding and supportive these final nights.

This year, Ramadan extends from the end of Winter quarter into the start of Spring quarter. Students seeking possible religious accommodations can find the process here (please note that DU asks students to contact faculty about possible religious accommodations by the end of the second week of the term). Staff can find resources here.



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Dining Options

To support affiliates, especially those on campus meal plans, in balancing observance and nutrition through Ramadan fasting, we've arrange the following dining options based on past usage, campus dining changes, and COVID requirements.

Not all dining options are open before sunrise or at/after sunset. So, please plan ahead!

Click here for the Ramadan menu

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General Meal Information

  • Suhoor/Breakfast Meals can be pre-ordered (for pick-up night before) for all 7 days a week
  • Iftar/Dinner Monday through Thursday
    • boxed meals can be pre-ordered, and picked up at that day's Late Night Station
      • Pick up week nights until 9:45p
      • Pick up Fri-Sunday until 7:30p
      • Communicate as soon as possible if you can't be there for pick up time.
    • Regular plated dine-in/to go meals can be ordered at that day's Late Night Station (no pre-order required).
    • The Late Night station will change each day.
  • Campus Partners iftar meals will be a sponsored in partnership with campus offices and student associations. Register for the Campus Iftars on Crimson Connect
  • Saturday and Sunday meals will be from the regular Sodexo menu, dining locations and weekend meal hours; please plan to purchase and save for breaking fast later
  • Break your fast with dates, milk, and a non-dairy option in fridges around campus (listed in the "Prayer Spaces" section below).
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Advance order of suhoor/iftar meals

Click here to see the Ramadan menu

re-order your boxed, pick-up meals on week-by-week basis with order form links below. Orders must be submitted by Thursday, the week before the pick up begins.

Please pay attention to the information and dates in the order form. Email questions to at tccinfo@du.edu


Each boxed meal ordered = 1 swipe or cost per meal. So, if you order both an iftar and a suhoor meal, that's 2 swipes for those on meal plans. (Non-meal plan students who may need financial support to sign up for meals are encouraged to contact Student Outreach and Support staff at sos@du.edu)

Details on where/when/how to pick-up your ordered meals will be sent in a confirmation email after you submit your order.

To cancel a meal, please email Sodexo being sure to include your name, DU ID#, and specific date+meals you are canceling. If you do not cancel an order by 5pm the day before, you will be charged, even if you don't claim the meal.

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Don't have a campus meal plan? You can:

  • Pay with credit/debit or flex dollars for dinners at the Commons.
  • Pre-purchase 10 meal blocks, good at Commons 2nd floor throughout spring quarter.
  • Request financial support directly in the meal ordering form each week. If you do need financial support for meals, we have a few more questions on the form for us to best support you.
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Access to Prayer Spaces on Campus

The following regular and specially-scheduled spaces will be available for personal and small group prayer, open during regular building hours. Prayer mats will be provided in each space. *Indicates fridge to store drinks and dates in room or near by.

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  • Burwell Center for Career Achievement Respite Rooms, (Room131, 231, 331) - can check in with front desk on first floor to locate - *fridge down the hall in break room on 2nd and 3rd floor.
  • Driscoll Commons Basement- (Muslim Prayer Room 29) *fridge in room 29A
  • Engineering & Computer Science, (ECS Room 480) - located on the north end of the ECS Building. *Fridges located on 4th floor kitchens across the hall..
  • Korbel/Sie Complex (Room 3105) -*fridge in room.Please use door dry erase board to indicate your likely end time, so others know when space will be available.
  • Morgridge/Ruffatto (Room 224) - need ID to access building. Check with 2nd floor front desk for help to locate.
  • Ricketson Law School Building (Reflection Room 314)- west end of third floor - *fridges in lobby, west of Reflection Room

While there are no facilities within the prayer spaces to make wudu, there are public restrooms near each prayer room.

2024 Resources



We'll continue to add events and resources here as known. 

If you have questions about specific events or services, please contact the individual coordinators or providers directly.

If you have updates or additions for this list, please email them to TCCinfo@du.edu 

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