The following holidays are recognized as University holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- One additional day
One additional holiday to be declared by the President of the University
An employee will be entitled to pay for the aforementioned holidays provided the employee is in an uninterrupted pay status the last scheduled workday preceding the holiday and the first scheduled workday following the holiday. To meet eligibility requirements, paid time off must be applied consecutively and immediately following the last day worked.
If an employee terminates employment, no pay will be received for holidays occurring after the last day worked even though the holidays fall within the period of the employee's projected terminal vacation leave (if any).
On the last University workday preceding Christmas and New Year's Day, workshifts for regular, full-time employees are normally reduced by two (2) hours. The reduced workshift permits two (2) hours time off with pay for employees who work on these days. Employees who work on these days and cannot be granted the two (2) hours off will receive two (2) hours additional pay at the regular straight-time rate.
When required to work on a calendar day on which a holiday falls but not required to work the University designated holiday which falls either preceding or following the calendar holiday, an employee will be entitled to receive premium pay on the calendar holiday. When required to work on the University-designated holiday but not required to work on the calendar day on which the holiday falls, an employee will be entitled to receive premium pay on the University designated holiday. If required to work a normal eight (8) hour shift on a calendar day on which a holiday falls and also required to work on the University-designated holiday, an employee will be entitled to receive premium pay on the calendar holiday only. An employee cannot receive premium pay for both the University-designated holiday and the calendar holiday.
If the workshift overlaps two (2) calendar days, the calendar day on which the majority of the shift falls will be designated the official holiday for pay purposes.
For employees of Residence Halls Dining Service, University Banquet and Catering, and Student Center Dining Service additional guidelines apply. For further information, contact the dining Service Administrative Office.