University Holiday, Bonus, and Winter Break Days Calendar
The University observes the following paid holidays throughout the year:
|Observed Date||Day of the Week||University Holiday, Bonus, and Winter Break Days|
|January 1, 2021||Friday||New Year’s Day*|
|January 18, 2021||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 15, 2021||Monday||President’s Day|
|April 19, 2021||Monday||Patriots’ Day|
|May 31, 2021||Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 5, 2021||Monday||Independence Day*|
|September 6, 2021||Monday||Labor Day|
|October 11, 2021||Monday||Indigenous Peoples Day|
|November 11, 2021||Thursday||Veterans’ Day|
|November 25, 2021||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 26, 2021||Friday||Day after Thanksgiving|
|December 24, 2021||Friday||Christmas Eve**|
|December 27, 2021||Monday||Christmas Day**|
|December 28, 2021||Tuesday||Winter Break Day|
|December 29, 2021||Wednesday||Winter Break Day|
|December 30, 2021||Thursday||Bonus Day|
|December 31, 2021||Friday||Holiday***|
*When these days fall on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday; when they fall on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the previous Friday.
**When Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fall on a weekday, employees will receive both days as holidays.
***The January 1, 2022 holiday, which falls on a Saturday, will be observed on Friday, December 31, 2021.
The University recognizes the right of employees to observe the holidays of their religion. At the employee's discretion, time taken for this reason may be considered vacation time, personal days, or absence without pay. Employees should discuss religious holidays with their supervisors well ahead of time, so that the supervisor can prepare for the employee’s absence from the workplace.