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Holidays & Winter Recess

Standard University holidays are as set forth below. The exact dates of these holidays will be distributed each year and posted on the Office of Human Resources web site. You are not required to report to work on these holidays, unless otherwise instructed by your supervisor.

  1. Independence Day
  2. Labor Day
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Friday after Thanksgiving
  5. Christmas Eve
  6. Christmas Day
  7. New Year’s Eve
  8. New Year’s Day
  9. Martin Luther King Day
  10. Lundi Gras Day – Staff Appreciation
  11. Mardi Gras Day
  12. Good Friday
  13. Memorial Day

Those weekdays falling between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve that are not listed as a University holiday may be designated as Winter Recess days at the discretion of the President of the University, though not guaranteed. The exact dates of the Winter Recess days will be distributed each year and posted on the Office of Human Resources website.

You are not required to report to work on Winter Recess days, unless otherwise instructed by your supervisor. Conversely, you may not work on a Winter Recess day without pre-approval from your supervisor.

If a staff member that is an exempt employee is required to work on any or all of the standard Winter Recess days, the employee may reschedule the number of Winter Recess days with the approval of his or her supervisor. The exempt employee will receive pay only at his or her regular rate for work performed on standard Winter Recess days, or for rescheduled Winter Recess days.

2017/2018 University Holiday Schedule

2018/2019 University Holiday Schedule

Staff Handbook