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University Holidays

University Holidays 2020 – 2021

Holiday Date
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020
Holiday Closing* Friday, November 27, 2020
Holiday Closing* Friday, December 25, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Monday, January 18, 2021
President’s Day** Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday*** Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
Juneteenth (3rd Friday in June) Friday, June 18, 2021
Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021
*Holiday Closings
The Holiday Closing includes the day after Thanksgiving and, for the winter break, begins Friday, December 25, 2020 and continues through Friday, January 1, 2021. 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, those holidays include:

  • Columbus Day (October 12, 2020)
  • Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2020)

View the 2020 CWA Holiday Agreement.

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

  • Columbus Day (October 12, 2020)
  • Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2020)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday (For AFT Library employees only) (January 18, 2021)
  • President’s Day ( February 15, 2021)

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.
***Good Friday Schedule – Managers and AFT Members
Friday, April 2 will be a work day for all managers and AFT members. Faculty and instructional staff, including Specialists, will teach. Offices will be staffed, and AFT professional staff members and Librarians will be given the option to work or to ask to take this day off with pay.

If an AFT professional staff member or Librarian works that day, they will be given Friday, May 28 as a paid day off, or they may receive a paid day off on another date that meets the operational needs of their unit, with the approval of their supervisor.

Employees who are not managers or members of AFT will have Friday, April 2 as a paid day off.

2021 Good Friday Time Entry for Managers (PDF)

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.