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

2020

2021

2022

New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1 Friday, January 1 Saturday, January 1
(University Closed)
Day After New Years Thursday January 2
(University Open)
Saturday, January 2
Sunday, January 3
(University Closed)
Sunday, January 2
(University Closed)
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
 (University 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
(University Closed)
Saturday, December 24
(University Closed)
Winter Break Saturday December 26
(University Closed)
Sunday, December 26
(University Closed)
Sunday, December 25
(University Closed)
Winter Break Sunday, December 27
(University Closed)
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)
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.