Holiday & Winter Closing Schedule

2018 schedule

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018*
(8 hours additional holiday leave)
Lee-Jackson Day Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
(Staff only–university open)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
George Washington Day Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
(Staff only-university open)
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
(Staff only–university open)
Veteran's Day (observed) Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
(Staff only–university open)
Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018*
(Close at noon. 4 hours additional holiday leave)  
Thursday,  Nov. 22, 2018  
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
Winter Closing Monday, Dec. 24, 2018* 
(8 hours additional holiday leave)
Tuesday, Dec. 25 2018
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
(Not a holiday, Employees must use leave)
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 
(Not a holiday. Employees must use leave)
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 
(Not a holiday. Employees must use leave)
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018*
(8 hours additional holiday leave)

2019 schedule

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
Lee-Jackson Day Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
(Staff only–university open)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
George Washington Day Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
(Staff only-university open)
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, 2019
Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
(Staff only–university open)
Veteran's Day (observed) Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
(Staff only–university open)
Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019*
(Close at noon. 4 hours additional holiday leave)  
Thursday,  Nov. 28, 2019  
Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
Winter Closing Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019* 
(8 hours additional holiday leave)
Wednesday, Dec. 25 2019
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

(Not a holiday, Employees must use leave)
Friday, Dec. 27, 2019
(Not a holiday. Employees must use leave)
Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
(Not a holiday. Employees must use leave)
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
(Not a holiday. Employees must use leave)
  • The schedule includes additional holiday time granted by the governor, as denoted by an *.
  • Faculty members do not receive the holidays listed as staff only, when the university is open.
  • Any additional time off granted by the governor will be announced as soon as we are notified.
  • For additional information on Winter Break Closing, which occurs between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 each year, see Guidelines on Holidays (Policy No. 4315).