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

2018

2019

2020

2021

New Year’s Day Monday, January 1 Tuesday, January 1 Wednesday, January 1 Friday, January 1
Day After New Years Tuesday, January 2: Open Wednesday, January 2: Open Thursday January 2: Open Saturday, January 2
MLK Jr. Day Monday, January 15 Monday, January 21 Monday, January 20 Monday, January 18
Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Monday, May 27 Monday, May 25 Monday, May 31
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 Thursday, July 4 Friday, July 3 Monday, July 5
Labor Day Monday, September 3 Monday, September 2 Monday, September 7 Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22 Thursday, November 28 Thursday, November 26 Thursday, November 25
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 23 Friday, November 29 Friday, November 27 Friday, November 26
Winter Break Monday, December 24 Monday, December 23 Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 24
Winter Break Tuesday, December 25 Tuesday, December 24 Friday, December 25 Saturday, December 25
Winter Break Wednesday, December 26 Wednesday, December 25 Saturday December 26 Sunday, December 26
Winter Break Thursday, December 27 Thursday, December 26 Sunday, December 27 Monday, December 27
Winter Break Friday, December 28 Friday, December 27 Monday, December 28 Tuesday, December 28
Winter Break Saturday, December 29 Saturday, December 28 Tuesday, December 29 Wednesday, December 29
Winter Break Sunday, December 30 Sunday, December 29 Wednesday, December 30 Thursday, December 30
Winter Break Monday, December 31: Open Monday, December 30 & Tuesday December 31: Open Thursday, December 31
(University Reopens Mon Jan 4, 2021)
Friday, December 31
(University Reopens Mon Jan 3, 2022)

 

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. 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: 12/26/2018, 12/26/2019, 12/28/2020, and 12/27/2021.

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