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University Holidays

University Holidays Calendar for Academic Year 2023 – 2024

The University is closed for the following State of New Jersey holidays:

Holiday Date
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday, January 15, 2024
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2024
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Friday, June 21, 2024
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024

Thanksgiving and Winter Closings

The University is closed for the following non-holiday workdays:

Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 2023
Winter Closing Saturday, December 23, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024

State Holidays with Classes Scheduled by the University

The University is open for scheduled classes on Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, and Veterans Day, and University offices are open to provide essential services. These are work days for all managerial employees. As noted below, employees represented by the AFT are eligible to work on these days to accrue compensatory time in compliance with the respective Holiday Day agreement.

CWA and IFPTE employees are eligible to work the Presidents’ Day holiday and earn compensatory time based on the operational needs of the University. However, please note, the compensatory time earned for working Presidents’ Day by CWA and IFPTE employees may not be applied to the Winter Break.

Holiday Date AFT Eligible CWA Eligible
President’s Day Monday, February 19, 2024 Yes No
Columbus Day Monday, October 14, 2024 Yes Yes
Election Day Tuesday, November 5, 2024 Yes Yes
Veteran’s Day Monday, November 11, 2024 Yes Yes

CWA and AFT Bargaining Unit Holiday Agreements – Opportunities to Earn Compensatory Time

The University has entered into local agreements with the CWA and the AFT to enable their members to work on the State Holidays with Classes Scheduled by the University in order to accrue compensatory time. This accrued compensatory time can be applied to the day after Thanksgiving or the four non-holiday workdays (Winter Closing). For further details please review the applicable local agreement below.


View a copy of the CWA Holiday Agreement


Effective 2024, AFT members will accrue 1.25 hours of compensatory time for each hour worked on a State Holiday with Classes Scheduled by the University. Please note: since Sprague Library is closed on Martin Luther King Day, this date is no longer eligible for AFT Library personnel to accrue compensatory time.

View a copy of the AFT Holiday Agreement


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