Human Resources

UNCW Holiday Schedule

Holiday Calendar

Holiday

2021

Projected 2022

Projected 2023

Projected 2024

New Year's Day F - Jan. 1, 2021 M - Jan. 3, 2022 M - Jan. 2, 2023 M - Jan 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day M - Jan. 18 M - Jan. 17 M - Jan. 6 M - Jan 15
Good Friday F - April 2 F - April 15 F - April 9 F - March 29
Memorial Day M - May 31 M - May 30 M - May 29 M - May 27
Independence Day M - July 5 M - July 4 T - July 4 Th - July 4
Labor Day M - Sept. 6 M - Sept. 5 M - Sept. 4 M - Sept 2
Thanksgiving Th-F - Nov. 25, 26 Th-F - Nov. 24, 25 Th-F - Nov. 23, 24 Th-F - Nov 28, 29
Winter Break Dec. 24 - Jan. 3 Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Dec 24 - Jan 2
Winter Break Holidays* Dec 24, 27, 28, 29 Dec. 23, 26, 27, 28 Dec. 22, 25, 26, 27 Dec 24, 25, 26, 27
Winter Break Required Vacation Days Dec. 30, 31 Dec. 29, 30 Dec. 28, 29 Dec 30, 31

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

Weekend Holidays

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

Holiday Exchange

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 Patti Hale, Director of Benefits and Salary Administration, at 910.962.2033 or email at halep@uncw.edu.