Holiday Schedule

UNCSA 2021 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date(s) Day(s)
New Year’s Day January 1 Friday
Martin Luther King Birthday January 18 Monday
Memorial Day May 31 Monday
Independence Day July 5 Monday
Labor Day
September 6 Monday
Thanksgiving November 25-26 Thursday-Friday
Winter Holiday December 24 and 27-30* Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  December 31**  Friday - University Closed

*To make the Winter Holiday a 6-day break, Good Friday will be observed on Dec. 24, 2021, Christmas is observed Dec. 27-29, 2021, and Veterans Day holiday will be observed on Dec. 30, 2021.

** Employees will be required to use vacation leave; bonus leave or compensatory time (8 hours total).

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
(Good Friday Observed)
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