2016 Holiday Schedule

Wesleyan University’s Holiday Schedule for 2016


For 2016, the University will observe thirteen (13) holidays.  Ten (10) of these occur on the following dates:


New Year’s Day Friday January 1
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday January 18
Memorial Day Monday May 30
Independence Day Monday July 4
Labor Day Monday September 5
Thanksgiving Thursday November 24
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday November 25
Christmas Eve (Observed) Friday December 23
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday December 26
New Year’s Eve (Observed) Friday December 30


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 2016.


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 2016.  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 (Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017).  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 27, December 28 and December 29, 2016.  Offices will re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


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.

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