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Holiday Schedule

Independence Day* – Saturday, July 4, 2015 (date allowed is Friday, July 3)**
Labor Day* – Monday, September 7, 2015
Columbus Day – Monday, October 12, 2015
Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day* – Thursday, November 26, 2015
Day after Thanksgiving Day* – Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas Day* – Friday, December 25, 2015
New Year’s Day* – Friday, January 1,  2016
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 18, 2016
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 15, 2016
Patriot’s Day – Monday, April 18, 2016
Memorial Day*- Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day* – Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day* – Monday, September 5, 2016
Columbus Day – Monday, October 10, 2016
Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day* – Thursday, November 24, 2016
Day after Thanksgiving Day* – Friday, November 25, 2016
Christmas Day* – Sunday, December 25, 2016 (date allowed is Monday, December 26, 2016)**
New Year’s Day* – Sunday, January 1,  2017 (date allowed is Monday, January 2,  2017)**
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 20, 2017
Patriot’s Day – Monday, April 17, 2017
Memorial Day*- Monday, May 29, 2017

 

*Premium holiday pay; refer to collective bargaining agreements or employee handbooks.
**Employees represented by collective bargaining agents will be governed by the provisions of their collective bargaining agreements.

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.

For planning purposes please note the following important religious holidays:

• Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins at sundown on September 13, 2015 and continues through sundown on September 23, 2015.
• Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on September 22, 2015 and concludes at sundown September 23, 2015.
• Diwali starts on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 and will continue for 5 days until Sunday, November 15, 2015.
• For those of the Islamic faith, the month long fast of Ramadan starts at sundown on June 17, 2015 and concludes with the start of the three day holiday of Eid al-Fitr on July 17, 2015.
• Another major Islamic holiday is Eid al-Adha, a three-day holiday that starts September 24, 2015.

• Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, falls on March 25, 2016.
• Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins at sundown on October 3, 2016 and continues through sundown on October 4, 2016.
• Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on October 11, 2016 and concludes at sundown October 12, 2016.
• Diwali starts on Sunday, October 30, 2016 and will continue for 5 days until Thursday, November 3, 2016.
• For those of the Islamic faith, the month long fast of Ramadan starts at sundown on June 6, 2016 and concludes with the start of the three day holiday of Eid al-Fitr on July 7, 2016.
• Another major Islamic holiday is Eid al-Adha, a three-day holiday that starts September 11, 2016.

• Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, falls on April 14, 2017.