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University Holidays and Summer Fridays

2022-2023 University Holidays

As defined in the Employee Handbook, the University observes the following dates as closed. Employees in a full-time, benefit status position and on the regular payroll are eligible for the paid holidays that occur during their normal work schedule.

  • MEMORIAL DAY Monday May 30, 2022
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY Monday July 4, 2022
  • LABOR DAY Monday September 5, 2022
  • THANKSGIVING Thursday and Friday November 24 and 25, 2022
  • WINTER BREAK Thursday through Sunday December 22, 2022 through January 1, 2023
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Monday January 16, 2023
  • SPRING BREAK Friday March 31, 2023
  • MEMORIAL DAY Monday May 29, 2023

Exception 2022: All personnel whose positions are budgeted for 1535 or 1605 hours will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Friday May 27, 2022, which is also their last normal scheduled day of work for 2021-22.

Exception 2023: All personnel whose positions are budgeted for 1535 or 1605 hours will observe the Memorial Day holidays on Friday May 26, 2023, which  is also their last normal scheduled day of work for 2022-23.

2022 Summer Fridays PTO Program


Staff employees in a full-time, benefit-eligible position, and whose normal full-time work schedule extends through the summer months may participate in this PTO program during their normal work schedule.  Part-time employees are not eligible for this program.

Full-time staff employees whose normal full-time work schedule ends at the end of the academic year, will be eligible to participate on a prorated basis by working with their supervisor to use one full-day off around Spring break and one full-day off around Fall break. 

To be eligible to be paid for the PTO, employees cannot have an unexcused absence the last scheduled day before this day, or the following scheduled work day.


Compensation for the ½ day Summer Fridays will be based on an employee’s regularly scheduled hours per day (i.e.: 3.5 hours for normal 7.0 hours per day, 4 hours for normal 8.0 hours per day).  Hourly paid employees should use the pay code SMRF to report these hours. PTO time will count towards hours worked for purposes of overtime calculation, and will continue to count towards hourly vacation and sick accrual.  PTO time cannot be carried over from week-to-week, unless pre-approved by Human Resources as an alternative.  

Vacation and Sick Time

Employees may, with supervisory approval, use a ½ day vacation, if available, in addition to the ½ day PTO in order to have the whole day off.

Employees who are out sick during a Summer Friday will record the entire day as sick time as normal, and PTO will not apply.

 Operational Needs

As with all University closure periods, we recognize that several departments will have activities, service requirements, or varying shift schedules in the summer and therefore, will need to continue to have their offices fully operational and staffed during these times. In these cases, the Office of Human Resources will work closely with the departmental supervisors to determine possible alternative weekly PTO options.