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.
|New Year’s Day||Wednesday, January 1||Friday, January 1||Saturday, January 1|
|Day After New Years||Thursday January 2: Open||Saturday, January 2||Sunday, January 2|
|MLK Jr. Day||Monday, January 20||Monday, January 18||Monday, January 17|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25||Monday, May 31||Monday, May 30|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3||Monday, July 5||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7: Open||Monday, September 6||Monday, September 5|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 26||Thursday, November 25||Thursday, November 24|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 27||Friday, November 26||Friday, November 25|
|Winter Break||Thursday, December 24 (Replacement for Labor Day Holiday)||Friday, December 24||Friday, December 23|
|Winter Break||Friday, December 25||Saturday, December 25||Saturday, December 24|
|Winter Break||Saturday December 26||Sunday, December 26||Sunday, December 25|
|Winter Break||Sunday, December 27||Monday, December 27||Monday, December 26|
|Winter Break||Monday, December 28||Tuesday, December 28||Tuesday, December 27|
|Winter Break||Tuesday, December 29||Wednesday, December 29||Wednesday, December 28|
|Winter Break||Wednesday, December 30||Thursday, December 30||Thursday, December 29|
|Winter Break||Thursday, December 31||Friday, December 31||Friday, December 30|
|University Paid Holiday||Weekend Days||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 recogniton of Veteran’s Day on the following alternate dates: 12/28/2020, 12/27/2021 and 12/23/2022.
Questions concerning the University Holiday Calendar should be directed to the Office of the AVC for Human Resources at 919-515-3443.