Revised January 2018

The holiday schedule is announced annually by Human Resources. It is based upon the following policy. The total number of holidays will vary from one fiscal year to the next.

Holiday Occurs No. of Days
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Third Monday in January 1
President’s Day Third Monday in February 1
Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday 1
Memorial Day Last Monday in May 1
Juneteenth* June 19 1
Independence Day* July 4 1
Labor Day First Monday in September 1
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday and Friday in November 2
Christmas/New Year’s Break* December 25 through January 1 and usually one day after if New Year’s Day falls on a Thursday 5 – 7

*When New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, Juneteenth or Independence Day falls on a Saturday, the university observes Friday as the holiday. When they fall on a Sunday, Monday will be the holiday.

Employees in a benefits eligible status who are leaving employment with the university are required to work at least one day after a 1-2 day holiday to receive holiday pay. To receive holiday pay for the Christmas/New Year’s Break, an employee is required to work a minimum of 40 hours after the holiday break. In addition, an employee must be in a PLU paid status (work hours, vacation, sick) for the pay period; being in a paid status means that an employee has at least 4 hours of pay in a pay period.