Official State Holidays

New Year’s Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King’s Birthday (third Monday in January)
Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12)
Washington’s Birthday (third Monday in February)
Good Friday
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day
Columbus Day (second Monday in October)
Election Day
Veteran’s Day (November 11)
Thanksgiving Day (last Thursday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25)

In order to receive compensation for a holiday, the employee must be in pay status the day before the holiday.

All full-time professional staff, classified employees and managers are entitled to these holidays except as provided in negotiated local agreements with respect to the closing of the University between Christmas and New Years and, for managers, as set forth below.

In the event any of the above legal holidays falls on a Sunday, it shall be celebrated on the following Monday.

In the event any of the above legal holidays falls on a Saturday, it
shall be celebrated on the preceding Friday.

This holiday schedule may be modified by Executive Order of the Governor.

University classes may be held and offices will stay open on certain
of these holidays. Managerial employees are expected to work on all holidays on which classes are held.

Unit heads are requested to review operational requirements to determine the effect of closing their respective offices on these holidays. Decisions to keep staff on duty should be discussed with the Division of Human Resources before implementation.