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University Holidays

University Holidays 2022 – 2023

Holiday Date
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Holiday Closing* Friday, November 25, 2022
Holiday Closing* Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday, January 16, 2023
President’s Day** Monday, February 20, 2023
Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth (3rd Friday in June) Friday, June 16, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023

*Thanksgiving and Winter Closings

The Thanksgiving Closing includes the day after Thanksgiving. The Winter Closing begins Saturday, December 24, 2022 and continues through Monday, January 2, 2023.

For CWA and AFT bargaining unit employees, the four non-holiday workdays between December 26 (Christmas Holiday observed) and New Year’s 2023, (December 27, 28, 29, and 30) plus the day after Thanksgiving (November 25) are covered by compensatory time credit earned for work on State holidays and use of other appropriate leave balances.

CWA Compensatory Holidays

For CWA, members may earn compensatory time by working on the following holidays:

  • Columbus Day (October 10, 2022)
  • Election Day (November 8, 2022)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)

View the 2022 CWA Holiday Agreement

AFT Compensatory Holidays

For AFT, members may earn AFT Holiday Time by working on one of the following holidays:

  • Columbus Day (October 10, 2022)
  • Election Day (November 8, 2022)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday (For AFT Library employees only) (January 16, 2023)
  • President’s Day (February 20, 2023)

Beginning in calendar year 2022, compensatory time earned on President’s Day, must be applied in the same year that it is earned. If you applied President’s Day, Monday, February 21, 2022 to the 2021 Thanksgiving and Winter Closings, you may not apply it to the 2022 Thanksgiving and Winter Closings.

View the 2021-2023 AFT Holiday and Winter Break Agreement.

**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.

Holiday Timekeeping Instructions

For detailed information regarding timekeeping for the Thanksgiving and Winter Closingsplease refer to the Workday Learning and Resources Guide: How to Enter Time on Holidays the University Is Open and the communication shared by Human resources. View the 2022 Holiday Timekeeping Instructions Communication.  For further assistance, please contact Workday Support at 973-655-5000 or by email at

Summer Work Schedules

The Summer Work Schedule will not be followed during the weeks which include Juneteenth and July 4th holidays. All personnel will follow usual work schedules during those weeks (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

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