Human Resources


Administrative Calendar

This administrative calendar announces the University’s holidays for administrative, secretarial, clerical and public safety employees during the current fiscal year. This calendar is distinct from the Academic Calendar which applies to faculty and students only.

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General Practice:

  • The University will grant eleven (11) days for observance of holidays, and four (4) days for religious, civil or personal reasons, for a total of fifteen (15) days.
  • The University annually observes the following national holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
  • December 27, 28 and 29, 2016 have been designated as Energy Days.
  • Columbus Day, Election Day and Lincoln’s Birthday are not holidays.
  • The University will not close on religious holidays such as Passover or Good Friday, which are not legal holidays. However, administrators, secretarial, clerical staff and Public Safety employees are entitled to four personal days annually which may be used for religious holidays. Requests for personal days must be submitted and approved in advance by the supervisor.
  • Access to offices or laboratories during holiday period must be arranged with the Department of Public Safety in advance.
Observance Allowance Day Date

Labor Day

1 Day


September 5, 2016

The Day After

2 Days


November 24, 2016
November 25, 2016

Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

2 Days


December 23, 2016
December 26, 2016

Energy Days

3 Days


December 27, 2016
December 28, 2016
December 29, 2016

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day

2 Days


December 30, 2016
January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1 Day Monday January 16, 2017

Presidents’ Day* 

1 Day Monday February 20, 2017

Memorial Day

1 Day Monday

May 29, 2017

Independence Day

1 Day Tuesday July 4, 2017
*Please note that classes are scheduled for Presidents’ Day, February 15. Therefore, all University offices must be staffed. Any employee who is scheduled to work on that day is entitled to take off an alternate day with the approval of the employee’s supervisor. This day must be taken by August 31, 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
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