2015 Holiday Schedule

Wesleyan University’s Holiday Schedule for 2015


For 2015, the University will observe fourteen (14) holidays.  Eleven (11) of these occur on the following dates:


New Year’s Day Thursday January 1
Day After New Year’s Day Friday January 2
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday January 19
Memorial Day Monday May 25
Independence Day Friday July 3
Labor Day Monday September 7
Thanksgiving Thursday November 26
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday November 27
Christmas Eve Thursday December 24
Christmas Day Friday December 25
New Year’s Eve Thursday December 31

Three (3) additional floating holidays, chosen by you with the approval of your department head, are also granted under the University’s holiday policy for 2015.

Classes will be in session on Labor Day.  Administrative staff employees who are required to work on Labor Day by their department head will receive an additional floating holiday for 2015.  If required to work that day by their supervisors, bargaining unit employees should follow the provisions outlined in the “Holidays” section of their respective union contracts.  Supervisors and department heads must receive cabinet level approval before requiring any employee to work on Labor Day.

At this time, the University plans to continue to close most offices and maintenance operations during the Christmas – New Year’s holiday period (Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016).  If you are not required to work, you will be asked to cooperate in this effort by taking vacation, personal days, or elective floating holidays on December 28, December 29 and December 30, 2015.  Offices will re-open Monday, January 4, 2016.

 We hope that this information will be helpful for you to plan for the holidays.  Please call the Human Resources Department at extension 2100 with any questions.