UO Holiday Observance

These are the dates the university will be closed, except for essential services, in observance of holidays. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed the Friday before; if it falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.


New Year's Day – Monday, January 1, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 15, 2024

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2024

Juneteenth- Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2024

Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2024

Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2024

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2024

Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 29, 2024

Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2024


New Year's Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20, 2025

Memorial Day - Monday, May 26, 2025

Juneteenth- Thursday, June 19, 2025

Independence Day - Friday, July 4, 2025

Labor Day - Monday, September 1, 2025

Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11, 2025

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 27, 2025

Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 28, 2025

Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25, 2025


Floating Holiday Pilot 2023-24

In response to employees’ diverse cultural and personal needs, the university is pleased to announce a pilot program to offer a floating holiday for eligible employees. The floating holiday may be used to observe a day of cultural or religious significance, remembrance, or other personal value or tradition. Supervisors should support employees in using this holiday between December 1, 2023 and November 30, 2024.

Classified Employee Information

Special Day of Leave

  • Full-time classified employees receive eight hours of leave, prorated for part-time staff.
  • Employees may request the option of using this paid leave on any mutually agreeable day between, and including, the day before Thanksgiving and January 31. Where no day during this time can be mutually agreed upon, another day of the employee’s choice shall be granted, provided that approved usage does not create the closure of facilities. This day must be used no later than June 30 of that fiscal year or it is forfeited and is not compensable. The university may be open those days, and time off should be scheduled to maintain departmental services. OPEU and GCIU employees receive this day under the terms of their collective bargaining agreements.

Temporary Employees
SEIU- represented temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay but do earn time-and-a-half for work performed on a recognized holiday.

Officers of Administration Information

Special Day of Leave

  • The special day of leave for unclassified employees (officers of administration, instruction and research with 12-month appointments) may be used on any working day from the day before Thanksgiving through January 31st.
  • Holiday time is prorated for part time unclassified employees.

Policies and CBAs

University holidays are established for each employee group based on policy and collective bargaining agreements: