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Full-time employees generally receive ten (10) paid holidays per year and up to (6) additional holidays to accommodate the time from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day. A total of six (6) holidays are provided to part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1,000 or more hours per year and are scheduled to work on the day of the week the holiday is celebrated. * Employees in certain departments may be required to work on these holidays. * A holiday is defined as the number of hours an employee is regularly scheduled to work in a day.

  • Celebration of Christmas & New Year's, up to a total of six (6) days
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Easter Season
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving

Each year, the University will announce the observance of holidays for the next twelve (12) month period. Of particular note is the Celebration of Christmas and New Year's . This week runs from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day and may be observed in various configurations to take into account optimal periods of time off and time worked, to maximize the enjoyment of the holidays for employees, and to maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies of work schedules and utility costs for the University's needs.

If a holiday falls on an employee's vacation or sick day, the day will not be charged to the employee's vacation or sick leave banks. In order to receive holiday pay, an employee must work his/her scheduled workdays before and after the holiday, unless such absence is occasioned by illness or accident, in which case, the day the employee returns to work he/she shall furnish the University with a certificate from a licensed physician stating that the specific absence and length of such absence was due to an illness or accident.

Part time employees starting mid-year will receive a pro-rated share of holidays in the year in which they start.

Bargaining unit employees should consult their contract for a list of paid holidays.

Additional Days Off

The University President has the discretion to declare Additional Days Off throughout the year in addition to official and observed holidays. The number of Additional Days Off is subject to change each year based on the needs of our community.  *Employees in certain departments may be required to work on these Additional Days Off.

Staff Holiday Schedule (2022)

New Year's Celebration Friday, December 31, 2021
Additional Days Off Monday, January 3, 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday, January 17, 2022
Easter Season Celebration Good Friday, April 15, 2022
Easter Monday, April 18, 2022
Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Celebration Monday, June 20, 2022
Independence Day Celebration Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Celebration Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Celebration Thursday, November 24, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Christmas Celebration Friday, December 23, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Friday, December 30, 2022
New Year's Celebration* Monday, January 2, 2023
*observed for January 1, 2023