Holidays and Closure Periods


Staff members are eligible for nine Holidays per calendar year:  New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and a Floating Holiday. 

When a designated University holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday; when the holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday.  Further details on the Holiday policy are found on the APPM website.

Closure Period

Staff members are given time off with pay between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, except in operational units where it is determined that services must be continued during this closure period. Staff members who are required to work during the Christmas/New Year closure are given compensatory time off at a later date, except Public Safety sergeants and lieutenants working in a uniformed capacity, who will receive overtime pay (time and a half). Further details on the Christmas/New Year policy are found on the APPM website.

The following are the holiday and closure periods for 2023 and 2024.

Faculty and Staff Holidays 2024

Download the printable 2024 calendar (pdf)

New Year's Day

  • Observance Date:  Monday, January 1, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Observance Date: Monday, January 15, 2024

Memorial Day

  • Observance Date:  Monday, May 27, 2024

Juneteenth National Independence Day

  • Observance Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Independence Day

  • Observance Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Labor Day

  • Observance Date: Monday, September 2, 2024

Federal Election Day

  • Observance Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Thanksgiving Day

  • Observance Date: Thursday, November 28, 2024

Day After Thanksgiving

  • Observance Date:  Friday, November 29, 2024

Christmas Day

  • Observance Date:  Wednesday, December 25, 2024

Winter Break

  • Actual Dates: Thursday, December 26, 2024 - Tuesday, December 31, 2024

New Year's Day

  • Observance Date:  Wednesday, January 1, 2025