The University will be closed for the holidays and specified vacations days indicated below for the 2020-2021 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 2, 2020 (see note 1 below)||See note 1.|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2020 (this is a hybrid class day for faculty and students).|
|Fall Break||Not observed due to revised fall schedule.|
|Thanksgiving Week||Wednesday, November 25 (five hours mandatory leave); Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 20|
|Thanksgiving Break||Wednesday, November 27 (five hours mandatory leave); Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, 2019 (see note 2 below)||See note 2.|
|Christmas/New Year’s Break||SAU closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and reopens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021. This includes 8 hours of mandatory leave.||See note 3.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 18, 2021 (for students and faculty only, see note 4 below)||See note 4.|
|Spring Break||SAU closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, and reopens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 31, 2021||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 25, 2020, 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.
- 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.