Holiday Schedule

UNCSA 2022 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date(s) Day(s)
New Year’s Day January 3 Monday
Martin Luther King Birthday January 17 Monday
Memorial Day May 30 Monday
Juneteenth June 20* Monday
Independence Day July 4 Monday
Labor Day September 5 Monday
Thanksgiving November 24 and 25 Thursday-Friday
Winter Holiday December 23*  and December 26–28 Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Winter Break (University closed) December 29-30** Thursday and Friday

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 Dec. 26, 2022; Dec. 27, 2022; and Dec. 28, 2022.

*The Good Friday holiday will be observed Monday, June 20, 2022, and the Veteran’s Day holiday will be observed on Friday, Dec 23, 2022.

** To make the Winter Holiday a five-day break, employees will be required to use vacation leave; bonus leave; special leave; or compensatory time (16 hours total) on Dec. 29, 2022, and Dec. 30, 2022.

University opens on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

UNCSA 2023 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date(s) Day(s)
New Year’s Day January 2 Monday
Martin Luther King Birthday January 16 Monday
Memorial Day May 29 Monday
Juneteenth June 19* Monday
Independence Day July 4 Tuesday
Labor Day September 4 Monday
Thanksgiving November 23-24 Thursday-Friday
Winter Holiday December 25-27
December 28*
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Thursday
Winter Break (University closed) December 29** Friday

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 25, 2023; December 26, 2023; and December 27, 2023.

*To maximize the number of class days during the semester, the Good Friday and Veteran’s Day holidays with be observed on June 19, 2023, and December 28, 2023.
**To make the Winter Holiday a five-day break, employees will be required to use vacation leave; bonus leave; special leave; or compensatory time (8 hours total) on December 29, 2023.

University Opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2024

In addition to the listed holidays, all employees have up to eight hours of Personal Observance Leave each calendar year (prorated for part-time employees) which may be used. Refer to the HR Leave Administration webpage for more information.