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University Holidays

University Holidays 2018 – 2019

Holiday Date
Labor Day Monday, September 23, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018
Holiday Closing* Friday, November 23, 2018
Holiday Closing* Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday, January 21, 2019
President’s Day** Monday, February 18, 2019
Good Friday Friday, April 19, 2019
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2019
*Holiday Closings
The Holiday Closing includes the day after Thanksgiving and, for the winter break, begins Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and continues through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Included in that period are the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays which are celebrated on December 25 and January 1 respectively.

For CWA and AFT bargaining unit employees, the remaining four days plus the day after Thanksgiving are covered by compensatory time credit earned for work on State holidays and use of other appropriate leave balances.

For CWA, those holidays include:

  • Columbus Day (October 8, 2018)
  • Election Day (November 6, 2018)
  • Veterans’ Day (Observed November 12, 2018)

View the 2018 CWA Holiday Agreement.

For AFT, required work on one holiday from the following list:

  • Columbus Day (October 8, 2018)
  • Election Day (November 6, 2018)
  • Veterans’ Day (Observed November 12, 2018)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday (For AFT Library employees only) (January 21, 2019)
  • Presidents’ Day (February 18, 2019)

View the 2018 AFT Holiday Agreement.

Also, three additional days covered by provisions of the Statewide Agreement, including work on additional holidays, or by applying other appropriate earned leave balances exclusive of sick leave.

**Presidents’ Day
University classes will be held on this holiday, as is the case with Columbus Day, Election Day, and Veterans’ Day. These are work days for all managers. Arrangements will be made to provide other essential services on these days.

Summer Work Schedules

See the Union Contracts page for more information on modified summer work schedule agreements.