For 2017, the University will observe thirteen (13) holidays. Ten (10) of these occur on the following dates:
|New Year’s Day (Observed)||Monday||January 2|
|Martin Luther King’s Birthday||Monday||January 16|
|Memorial Day||Monday||May 29|
|Independence Day||Tuesday||July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday||September 4|
|Day After Thanksgiving Day||Friday||November 24|
|Christmas Eve (Observed)||Friday||December 22|
|Christmas Day||Monday||December 25|
|New Year’s Eve (Observed)||Friday||December 29|
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 2017.
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 2017. 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 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018). 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 26, December 27 and December 28, 2017. Offices will re-open Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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.