Human Resources

Holiday Schedule

UNCW Holiday Schedule 2017 - 2020

The complete UNCW Holiday Schedule for 2017 through 2020 can be found here.

Holiday Schedule 2016

Holiday Day of the Week Observance Day
New Year's Day


Jan 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Day Monday Jan 16, 2017
Good Friday Friday April 14, 2017
Memorial Day Monday May 29, 2017
Independence Day Wednesday July 4, 2016
Labor Day Monday September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday Nov 23-24, 2017
Winter Break* Dec 22, 2017- Jan 1, 2018**

**Winter Break holidays are Dec. 22, 25, 26, 27, 2017; required vacation days are Dec. 28 and 29, 2017. University reopens January 2, 2018.

*Veteran's Day Holiday is observed during the Winter Break Holiday.

When a holiday falls on Saturday, the university recognizes the preceding Friday; when a holiday falls on Sunday, the university usually recognizes the holiday the following Monday.

Two of the holidays indicated above (Good Friday and Christmas Day) are regarded as religious holidays. An employee wishing to observe different religious holidays may request a "holiday exchange." If operational requirements permit, the employee may work on the holiday observed by the university in exchange for a day off to accommodate a religious holiday of the employee's preference. If operations do not permit working on the holiday observed by the university, the employee may take vacation leave on religious holidays of preference. For additional information, call Human Resources at extension 2-2033.