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Holidays & Winter Recess

The university holiday schedule for the 2021-22 academic year is outlined below. This schedule lists the dates on which the university is closed for business. 

Note about floating holiday: Benefits-eligible staff may use the floating holiday at any time during the fiscal year with supervisor approval. Unused floating holidays do not carry over to the next fiscal year.

University Holiday Schedule for 2021-2022

  1. Independence Day (observed): Monday, July 5, 2021
  2. Labor Day: Monday, September 6, 2021
  3. Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  4. Friday after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 26, 2021
  5. Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24, 2021
  6. Christmas Day (observed): Monday, December 27, 2021
  7. New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31, 2021
  8. New Year’s Day (observed): Monday, January 3, 2022
  9. Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
  10. Lundi Gras – Staff Appreciation Day: Monday, February 28, 2022
  11. Mardi Gras Day: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  12. Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2022
  13. Floating Holiday

Winter Recess for 2021-2022:

Additional weekdays on which the university is closed for business that are not listed as a University holiday are considered "Winter Recess" and are at the discretion of the President of the University. This year, we are pleased to announce that the following days have been designated as Winter Recess for the 2021-22 academic year:  

  1. Thursday, December 23, 2021
  2. Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  3. Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  4. Thursday, December 30, 2021

For more information please refer to the staff handbook. Questions related to the holiday schedule can be directed to the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity at hr@tulane.edu or 504-865-4748 (HR4U).