University Official Holidays and Closings

The State authorizes 12 holidays each year, three of which must fall at Christmas. The campuses of the University of North Carolina system observe the same total number of holidays as those provided to other State agencies. However, each campus sets its own specific holiday/closing schedule based on institutional needs.

Holiday

2021

2022

2023

New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Saturday, January 1
(Observed Friday, December 31, 2021)
Sunday, January 1
(Observed Monday, January 2, 2023)
MLK Jr. Day Monday, January 18 Monday, January 17 Monday, January 16
Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Monday, May 30 Monday, May 29
Independence Day Monday, July 5 Monday, July 4 Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 6 Monday, September 5 Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25 Thursday, November 24 Thursday, November 23
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26 Friday, November 25 Friday, November 24
Winter Break Friday, December 24 Friday, December 23 Friday, December 22
Winter Break Monday, December 27 Monday, December 26 Monday, December 25
Winter Break Tuesday, December 28 Tuesday, December 27 Tuesday, December 26
Winter Break Wednesday, December 29 Wednesday, December 28 Wednesday, December 27
Winter Break Thursday, December 30 Thursday, December 29 Thursday, December 28
Winter Break Friday, December 31 Friday, December 30 Friday, December 29
University Reopen Date After Winter Break Monday, January 3, 2022 Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Tuesday, January 2, 2024

 

University Paid Holiday University closed: Employee to use annual leave, bonus leave, special bonus leave or comp time. If leave is not available for use, pay will be reduced for overdrawn leave. University Open

 

The State of North Carolina authorizes 12 holidays each year, three of which must fall at Christmas. The campuses of the UNC system observe the same number of holidays as those provided to other state agencies. However, each campus sets its own specific holiday schedule based on institutional needs.

Some employees must work on holidays to meet operational needs. See https://wolftime.hr.ncsu.edu/

Employees may ask to take leave for major religious observances. Supervisors must arrange work schedules so that employees can take leave if it does not create an emergency situation in the department.

In accordance with G.S. 126-4(5), NC State University will observe a holiday in recognition of Veteran’s Day on the following alternate dates: 12/27/2021, 12/27/2022, 12/27/2023.

Questions concerning the University Holiday Calendar should be directed to the Office of the AVC for Human Resources at 919-515-3443.