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Holidays and Winter Break

On Jan. 12, 2024, Virginia Tech announced changes to the university holiday schedule and guidelines. In conjunction, changes were also announced to annual leave accrual plans for university and classified staff. These changes are effective Jan. 10, 2024 for the 2024 leave year. View frequently asked questions about these changes.

The university observes eight (8) holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day) throughout the year where classes are not in session and the university is normally closed.* In addition, the university is closed for “Winter Break” between Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 each year.* For more information see Virginia Tech's Policy No. 4315: Guidelines on Holidays.

Any additional time off granted by the President of the United States, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, or President of Virginia Tech will be announced as soon as Human Resources is notified. The schedule below includes additional holiday time granted by the governor as denoted with **.

Holidays occurring on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday; holidays occurring on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. 

*NOTE: Emergency personnel may be required to work on holidays or any days(s) of Winter Break.

2024 Schedule

Holiday Date
New Year's Day 
  • Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • Monday, Jan. 15, 2024
Memorial Day
  • Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day
  • Monday, Sept. 2, 2024
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024**
    (Close at noon; four (4) hours additional holiday leave.)  
  • Thursday,  Nov. 28, 2024 
  • Friday, Nov. 29, 2024
Winter Break Closing
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024**
    (Eight (8) hours additional holiday leave.)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024