2019 Holiday Calendar

Wesleyan University’s Holiday Schedule for 2019


For 2019, the University will observe thirteen (13) holidays. Ten (10) of these occur on the following dates:


New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday January 21
Memorial Day Monday May 27
Independence Day Thursday July 4
Labor Day Monday September 2
Thanksgiving Thursday November 28
Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday November 29
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day Wednesday December 25
New Year’s Eve Tuesday 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 2019.


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 2019.  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 (Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020). 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 30. Offices will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020.


Please contact the Human Resources Department at extension 2100 with any questions

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