The university observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 3rd Monday In January
  • President's Day, 3rd Monday in February (movable holiday usually observed contiguous with Christmas Day)
  • Memorial Day, last Monday in May
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
  • Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October (movable holiday usually observed the day after Thanksgiving)
  • Veterans' Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday of November
  • Christmas Day, December 25

Holidays that occur on Saturday are observed the preceding Friday.  Holidays that occur on Sunday are observed on the following Monday.  Specific observance dates are announced in the official university calendar.

Guidelines for Classified Employee Holiday Pay:

In order to be eligible for holiday pay, an employee must be in active pay status for the entire scheduled work day immediately preceding the holiday to receive holiday compensation.

  • If a holiday occurs during a period of paid sick or vacation leave, the employee will draw normal holiday pay and will not be charged for sick leave or vacation.
  • If an employee is scheduled to work on holiday and calls off, they are only eligible to receive pay for the holiday.
  • If a full-time employee is scheduled to work Sunday thru Thursday, and a holiday falls on a Friday, the employee will still receive holiday pay for Friday. This may create overtime, and a supervisor may request the employee take another day off so they will not exceed 40 hours for the week.
  • If a full-time employee is scheduled to work Sunday thru Wednesday, works 10 hours a day and holidays fall on Thursday and Friday, they are eligible to receive holiday pay for eight (8) hours on Thursday and eight (8) hours on Friday.  This may create overtime, and a supervisor may request the employee take another day off so they will not exceed 40 hours for the week.
  • If a full-time employee is scheduled to work Sunday thru Wednesday, works 10 hours a day, and the holiday falls on a Monday, they are eligible to receive 10 hours of holiday pay.
  • If a full-time employee is scheduled to work on a day that is a holiday, and actually works on that day, they are eligible to receive eight (8) hours of holiday pay plus time and one-half pay for actual hours worked.
  • Part-time employees scheduled to work on Sunday thru Thursday are only eligible to receive holiday pay if the holiday falls on a scheduled work day.
  • If a part-time employee is scheduled to work on a day that is a holiday, and they actually work that day, they receive their normal hours as holiday pay, plus time and one-half pay for the hours actually worked.
  • If a part-time employee is not scheduled to work on a day that is a holiday, and they actually work that day, they get paid for the number of hours worked that day as holiday pay plus the number of hours they worked that day at time and one-half pay for the hours actually worked.

AFSCME employees should refer to Article 33 of the AFSCME Bargaining Agreement (PDF) for additional information.

Policy 3342-6-09.3 Administrative policy regarding holidays for administrative contract and unrepresented hourly classified employees

Religious Calendar 

The religious observance calendar is meant to serve as a scheduling guide. It lists significant holidays from the five largest global faith traditions. However, it is not comprehensive and students may choose to observe a holiday from any tradition not included on the calendar. For information about additional holidays from these and other faith traditions, see interfaith-calendar.org.              

Religious Observance Calendar 2020-24 

2020-21

2021-22

2022-2023

2023-24

BUDDHIST

 

Buddha's Enlightenment Day

December 8, 2020

December 8, 2021

December 8, 2022

December 8, 2023

Vesak Day

May 26, 2021 

May 15, 2022

May 4, 2023

May 22, 2024

 

       

CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT

Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

March 2, 2022

February 22, 2023

February 14, 2024

Good Friday

April 2, 2021

April 15, 2022

April 7, 2023

March 29, 2024

Easter

April 4, 2021

April 17, 2022

April 9, 2023

March 31, 2024

   

CHRISTIAN - EASTERN ORTHODOX

Christmas (Julian Calendar)

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2023

January 7, 2024

Good Friday

April 30, 2021

April 22, 2022

April 14, 2023

May 3, 2024

Easter

May 2, 2021

April 24, 2022

April 16, 2023

May 5, 2024

         

HINDU

       

Diwali

November 14, 2020

November 4, 2021

October 24, 2022

November 12, 2023

Holi

March 29, 2021

March 8, 2022

March 25, 2023

March 25, 2024

 

       

JEWISH 

Jewish holidays begin at sundown the previous day.

Rosh Hashanah, first two days

September 19-20, 2020

September 7-8, 2021

September 26-27, 2022

September 16-17, 2023

Yom Kippur

September 28, 2020

September 16, 2021

October 5, 2022

September 25, 2023

Sukkot

October 3, 2020

September 21, 2021

October 10, 2022

September 30, 2023

Passover

March 28, 2021

April 16, 2022

April 6, 2023

April 23, 2024

 

       

MUSLIM

Muslim Holidays begin at sundown the previous day. Dates may vary depending on interpretations of the lunar calendar.

Eid al-Fitr

May 24, 2020

May 13, 2021

May 3, 2022

April 10, 2024

Eid al-Adha

July 31, 2020

July 20, 2021

July 10, 2022

June 29, 2023

Ashura

August 29, 2020

August 19, 2021

August 8, 2022

July 28, 2023

Ramadan

April 13 - May 11, 2021

April 3 - May 1, 2022

March 23 - April 20, 2023

March 11, 2024