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Calendar Year Holidays

UNCG observes several holidays throughout the calendar year that result in a university closure. Please note the dates below that occur during the calendar year. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Watford at 334-5009.

Calendar Year Holidays 2015

Holiday Date Observed Day Observed
New Year's Day January 1, 2015 Thursday
Martin L. King Jr's Birthday January 19 Monday
Spring Holiday April 3 Friday
Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Independence Day July 3 Friday
Labor Day September 7 Monday
Thanksgiving Holiday November 26, 27 Thursday, Friday
Winter Holiday December 24, 25, 28, 29* Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday
** University Closed December 30, 31 Wednesday, Thursday

Regarding the scheduled holidays for the year 2015:

  • Employees may use accrued vacation time, bonus leave, compensatory time or leave without pay to cover the two days the University is closed. Employees who have no accrued leave time may make up the time with supervisory approval.
  • Employees may wish to use vacation time to attend religious services on days other than scheduled holidays. Department heads are strongly encouraged to accommodate such requests by arranging employees' work schedules so that they may use vacation time for religious observances. Only in cases of business necessity or emergency should leave requests for religious reasons be denied.
  • Employees who are required to work on scheduled holidays shall be given, in addition to their regular salary, premium pay equal to one-half of their regular straight time rate for hours on these days, and shall be given equivalent time off on a date approved by the department head.
  • Permanent part-time employees receive holidays on a prorated basis. Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holidays. Please direct any questions you may have regarding holiday leave to Kathy Watford in the Employee Services Department of HR, extension 45009.

*G S126-4(5) Requires the University to note what day is observed in lieu of Veteran's Day, December 29th is that day.
** Employees may use accrued vacation time, bonus leave, compensatory time or leave without pay to cover the two days the University is closed. Employees who have no accrued leave time may make up the time with supervisory approval. An employee must exhaust all accumulated vacation/bonus leave before going on leave without pay for the purpose of vacation.


Calendar Year Holidays 2016

Holiday Date Observed Day Observed
New Year's Day January 1, 2015 Friday
Martin L. King Jr's Birthday January 18 Monday
Spring Holiday March 25 Friday
Memorial Day May 30 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Monday
Labor Day September 5 Monday
Thanksgiving Holiday November 24, 25 Thursday, Friday
Winter Holiday December 26, 27, 28, 29* Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
** University Closed December 30 Friday

Regarding the scheduled holidays for the year 2016:

  • Employees may use accrued vacation time, bonus leave, compensatory time or leave without pay to cover the one day the University is closed. Employees who have no accrued leave time may make up the time with supervisory approval.
  • Employees may wish to use vacation time to attend religious services on days other than scheduled holidays. Department heads are strongly encouraged to accommodate such requests by arranging employees' work schedules so that they may use vacation time for religious observances. Only in cases of business necessity or emergency should leave requests for religious reasons be denied.
  • Employees who are required to work on scheduled holidays shall be given, in addition to their regular salary, premium pay equal to one-half of their regular straight time rate for hours on these days, and shall be given equivalent time off on a date approved by the department head.
  • Permanent part-time employees receive holidays on a prorated basis. Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holidays. Please direct any questions you may have regarding holiday leave to Kathy Watford in the Employee Services Department of HR, extension 45009.

*G S126-4(5) Requires the University to note what day is observed in lieu of Veteran's Day, December 29th is that day.
** Employees may use accrued vacation time, bonus leave, compensatory time or leave without pay to cover the one day the University is closed. Employees who have no accrued leave time may make up the time with supervisory approval. An employee must exhaust all accumulated vacation/bonus leave before going on leave without pay for the purpose of vacation.