The Colleges recognize the following as the 10 paid holidays during this calendar year. They are:

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Two days in conjunction with Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • One day in conjunction with New Year's Day

2015 Holidays
Holiday Day(s) and Date(s)

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th

Independence Day

Friday, July 3rd

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12th

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26th
Friday, November 27th

Given how the Christmas and New Year holidays fall on the calendar this year, the Colleges will be closed the period beginning December 24, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. The schedule for the closing will be as follows: TBD

Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Monday, December 28th

Administrative Leave Days

Tuesday, December 29th
Wednesday, December 30th

New Year's Holiday

Thursday, December 31st
Friday, January 1st


Typically, the Colleges do not completely close for holidays during academic terms. If an office, service, or program must remain open on a holiday, salaried employees who are scheduled to work on a holiday will be entitled to schedule a substitute day off during the same academic year. Scheduling is subject to the supervisor's approval. Such substitute days are not eligible to be carried over from academic year to year or paid upon termination of employment. Certain offices, such as Campus Safety, may have a different holiday schedule or holiday obligations. Employees in these areas will receive information regarding holiday schedules from their supervisors.



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