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UCLA and other campuses to start fall quarter later

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UCLA and six other UC campuses on the quarter system are adjusting their 2014-15 academic calendars to comply with a UC policy to avoid scheduling fall residence hall move-in dates in conflict with the observance of major religious holidays.
 
Because Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, will occur Sept. 24-26 this year, UCLA will begin the fall quarter on Sept. 29. Classes will start Oct. 2, a week later than usual. As a result, the fall quarter will end Dec. 19.
 
"Our responsibility as a UC campus is to ensure we are in compliance with UC policy," said UCLA Registrar Frank Wada. The same action was taken by UCLA in 2008 to comply with the policy.
 
The policy was enacted in 2007 when leaders of the state legislature wrote a letter to then-UC President Robert Dynes complaining that such a conflict had occurred in 2006, putting incoming Jewish students who observe the High Holy Days in a dilemma. They asked UC officials to ensure that this doesn't happen again.
 
To see the 2014-15 academic and administrative calendar, go here.
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