Request to Record Classes for Observance of Religious Holidays during the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Please submit this form if observation of a religious holiday requires you to miss a class during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Upon receipt of the request, the Office of the Registrar will contact the professor(s) and request the professor's consent to audiorecord his or her class.  If the professor consents, the Office of the Registrar will work with IT to audiorecord the class, and a recording of the class will be placed online for a limited period of time, generally 7 days.  Copying, downloading, or forwarding the recordings is strictly prohibited, and doing so can lead to disciplinary action.  Requests received fewer than seven days in advance of the class you are requesting to have taped will not be granted.   

Please note that, although we make every attempt to record classes when we receive professors' consent to do so, we are not always able to do so for a variety of reasons (technological failures, etc.).  You should not, however, record the course on your own. We encourage you to make arrangements in advance to obtain notes from your classmates.

Please also note that the Law School will only record classes missed because of an actual holiday; the Law School will not record classes missed because students are traveling out of town for a holiday.  For an example, if a holiday begins on Friday, the Law School will not record a class that meets at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

Please note that it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar in the event that the time or location of a class is changed from the time or location listed by the student in the initial request to record classes.  Failure to notify the Office of the Registrar of any changes in the time or location of a class may result in a class not being recorded.

Please contact Jim Courtney at jcourtney@uchicago.edu if you have any questions.