2016-2017 University Holidays (Subject to Change)

  • New Year's Day- January 1

  • Martin Luther King Day- January 16

  • Spring Break- March 13-17

  • Memorial Day- May 29

  • Independence Day- July 3-4

  • Labor Day- September 5

  • Thanksgiving- November 23-25

  • Christmas- December 22-January 2

Employees scheduled to work on a University-approved holiday will be granted an equal amount of time off with pay on a date mutually agreed to by the employee and department director, if they were in a paid status on both the day before and the day after the holiday.

To be eligible for University-approved holiday pay, an employee must be a regular full-time (75% or more) employee and, if regularly scheduled to work on a holiday, the employee must be in paid status on both the day before and the day after the holiday. If a designated holiday falls within a vacation period it shall not be charged against vacation time.

An employee who is on paid sick leave when a University-approved holiday occurs will receive holiday pay instead of sick leave pay. Any regular full-time employee required to work on a holiday will be entitled to a substitute holiday off as scheduled by the supervisor. If an employee is scheduled to work on a University-approved holiday and becomes ill, the employee will receive sick pay for that day and receive his or her substitute holiday as previously scheduled by the supervisor.