Holiday Schedule

UNCSA 2024 Holiday Schedule


Observance Date (s)


New Year’s Day

January 1


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15


Memorial Day

May 27



June 19*


Independence Day

July 4


Labor Day

September 2



November 28 and 29

Thursday - Friday

Winter Holiday

December 23*

December 24 – 26


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Winter Break (University closed)

December 27**

December 30 and 31 **


Monday, and Tuesday

 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 specific holiday schedule based on institutional needs. 

Christmas will be observed on December 24, 2024; December 25, 2024; and December 26, 2024.

*To maximize the number of class days during the semester, the Good Friday and Veteran’s Day holidays will be observed on June 19, 2024, and December 23, 2024.

** Employees will be required to use vacation leave, bonus leave; special leave; or compensatory time (24 hours total) on December 27, 30 and 31, 2024.

University Opens on Thursday, January 2, 2025

Personal Observance Leave is also available for eligible employees. In accordance with Executive Order 262: Employee Leave to Recognize a Day of Cultural, Religious, or Personal Significance, the University offers eight hours of Personal Observance Leave for eligible employees. This paid time off is designed for permanent leave-earning employees to use on a day of significance, including days of cultural, religious, or personal observation.