The University will be closed for the holidays and specified vacations days indicated below for the 2021-2022 year.
Please note that this is the same number of holidays that other employees of the state receive but some are observed at different times. These holidays are for twelve-month faculty and staff and official closing of the University. Nine-Month faculty and staff generally follow the academic year.
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 5, 2021 (see note 1 below)|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 6, 2021|
|Fall Break||September 30 and October 1, 2021, SAU hours will be 7:00 to 5:30, Monday through Wednesday, September 27-29 with a 30-minute lunch. SAU will be closed September 30 and October 1. September 30 is a President-declared holiday (see note 1 below).|
|Thanksgiving Week||SAU hours will be 7:30 to 5:30 on Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23, 2021, with a 30-minute lunch break.|
|Thanksgiving Break||Wednesday, November 24 (five hours mandatory leave); Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, 2021 (see note 2 below).|
|Christmas/New Year’s Break||SAU closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, and reopens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. This includes two SAU holidays and 8 hours of mandatory annual leave. (see note 3 below).|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 17, 2022 (for students and faculty only, see note 4 below)|
|Spring Break||March 21-25, 2022, SAU hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break, March 21 – March 24, 2022. The University will be closed March 25, 2022.|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30, 2022 (see note 1 below).|
- Two hours of mandatory leave will be taken by12-month faculty and staff on the two summer holidays, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and for fall break.
- For Wednesday, November 24, 2021, five (5) hours of mandatory leave will be taken from 12-month faculty and staff. If the Governor does not proclaim the day after Thanksgiving a holiday, then a mandatory day of vacation will be taken.
- Holidays observed by staff during the Christmas/New Year’s break are: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, George Washington’s Birthday/Daisy Gaston Bates Day, Veteran’s Day, and Employee’s Birthday. This year includes two SAU Holidays and 8 hours of mandatory annual leave.
- Classes will not meet on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The students and faculty will have the day off. A survey of the staff indicated that an overwhelming majority wished to continue observing Dr. King’s birthday during the Christmas/New Year’s break; therefore, the University will remain open. Supervisors will make every effort to allow any staff member to take a day of annual leave if they prefer. Traditionally, there are events to honor Dr. King on campus that day.