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

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New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Sunday, January 1 Monday, January 1 Tuesday, January 1
Day After New Years Saturday, January 2 Monday, January 2 Tuesday, January 2: Open Wednesday, January 2: Open
MLK Jr. Day Monday, January 18 Monday, January 16 Monday, January 15 Monday, January 21
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Monday, May 29 Monday, May 28 Monday, May 27
Independence Day Monday, July 4 Tuesday, July 4 Wednesday, July 4 Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5 Monday, September 4 Monday, September 3 Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24 Thursday, November 23 Thursday, November 22 Thursday, November 28
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25 Friday, November 24 Friday, November 23 Friday, November 29
Winter Break Saturday, December 24 Sunday, December 24 Monday, December 24 Monday, December 23
Winter Break Sunday, December 25 Monday, December 25 Tuesday, December 25 Tuesday, December 24
Winter Break Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 26 Wednesday, December 26 Wednesday, December 25
Winter Break Tuesday, December 27 Wednesday, December 27 Thursday, December 27 Thursday, December 26
Winter Break Wednesday, December 28 Thursday, December 28 Friday, December 28 Friday, December 27
Winter Break Thursday, December 29 Friday, December 29 Saturday, December 29 Saturday, December 28
Winter Break Friday, December 30 Saturday, December 30 Sunday, December 30 Sunday, December 29
Winter Break Saturday, December 31 Sunday, December 31 Monday, December 31: Open Monday, December 30: Open

 

University Holiday Weekend

 

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. To determine if additional compensation is applicable, review information on the Additional Compensation web page at https://ts.hr.ncsu.edu/classification/additional-compensation/

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: 12/26/16, 12/26/17, 12/26/18, and 12/26/19.

Questions concerning holidays should be directed to Talent Solutions at 919-515-2135.