The University will be closed for the holidays and specified vacations days indicated below for the 2017-2018 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||Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (see note 1 below)|
July 3 will be made up Friday, July 7
|See note 1.|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4, 2017|
|Thanksgiving Week||University hours will be 7:30 to 5:30 on Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21, 2017, with a 30-minute lunch break.|
|Thanksgiving Break||Wednesday, November 22 (five hours mandatory leave); Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017||See note 2.|
|Christmas/New Year’s Break||The University closes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and reopens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 2, 2018. This includes 8 hours of mandatory vacation.||See note 3.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 15, 2017 (for students and faculty only)||See note 4.|
|Spring Break||March 19 through March 23, 2018 (University hours will be 7:00 to 5:30 Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch break and closed on Friday.)|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 28, 2018||See note 1.|
- Two hours of mandatory leave will be taken by12-month faculty and staff on the two summer holidays, Independence Day and Memorial Day.
- For Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 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 Gatson Bates Day, Veteran’s Day, and Employee’s Birthday. This includes 8 hours of mandatory vacation.
- Classes will not meet on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. 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.