|Independence Day* – Tuesday, July 4, 2017|
|Labor Day* – Monday, September 4, 2017|
|Columbus Day – Monday, October 9, 2017|
|Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11, 2017 (date allowed is Friday, November 10)|
|Thanksgiving Day* – Thursday, November 23, 2017|
|Day after Thanksgiving Day* – Friday, November 24, 2017|
|Christmas Day* – Monday, December 25, 2017|
|New Year’s Day* – Monday, January 1, 2018|
|Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 15, 2018|
|Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 19, 2018|
|Patriot’s Day – Monday, April 16, 2018|
|Memorial Day* – Monday, May 28, 2018|
|For planning purposes please note the following important religious holidays:|
* Premium holiday pay; refer to appropriate collective bargaining agreements or employee handbooks.
** Employees represented by collective bargaining agents will be governed by provisions of their collective bargaining agreement.
It is important to remember that our faculty, staff, and students are from varied religious and cultural backgrounds which serve to enrich and strengthen our community. Any event scheduled on a major religious or cultural holiday can send a message of insensitivity or exclusivity to staff and students who cannot participate that day due to their religious beliefs. Therefore, please remind staff to avoid scheduling important meetings, exams, or other essential events on such dates whenever possible and to accommodate the observance of religious traditions for those staff and students who need to be absent for religious holidays throughout the year.