UMS Holiday Schedule: 

Fiscal Year 2019 Fiscal Year 2020
Independence Day* – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Independence Day* – Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day* – Monday, September 3, 2018 Labor Day* – Monday, September 2, 2019
Columbus Day** – Monday, October 8, 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day** – Monday, October 14, 2019
Veteran’s Day** – Sunday, November 11, 2018 (date allowed is Monday, November 12) Veteran’s Day** – Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day* – Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day* – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Day after Thanksgiving Day* – Friday, November 23, 2018 Day after Thanksgiving* – Friday, November 29, 2019
Christmas Day* – Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day* – Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Day* – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day* – Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day** – Monday, January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day** – Monday, January 20, 2020
Presidents’ Day** – Monday, February 18, 2019 Presidents’ Day** – Monday, February 17, 2020
Patriot’s Day** – Monday, April 15, 2019 Patriot’s Day** – Monday, April 20, 2020
Memorial Day* – Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day* – Monday, May 25, 2020

For planning purposes, please note the following important religious holidays:

Fiscal Year 2019 Fiscal Year 2020
Eid al Adha – August 20-21, 2018 – Islam Eid al Adha — August 10-11, 2019 -– Islam
Rosh Hashanah – September 9-11, 2018 (sundown) – Jewish Rosh Hashanah – September 29 – October 1, 2019) – Jewish
Yom Kippur – September 18-19, 2018 – Jewish Yom Kippur – October 8 – 9, 2019 – Jewish
Diwali – Deepavali – November 7, 2018 – Hindu-Sikh-Jain Diwali – Deepavali – October 27, 2019 – Hindu-Sikh-Jain
Good Friday – April 19, 2019 – Christian Good Friday – April 10, 2020 – Christian
Ramadan begins – May 5, 2019 – Islam Ramadan begins – April 23, 2020 – Islam
Eid al Fitr – June 4-5, 2019 – Islam Eid al Fitr – May 23-24, 2020 – Islam

*Premium holiday pay; refer to collective bargaining agreements or employee handbooks (found on Human Resources front page under 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.