Human Resources

UNCW Holiday Schedule

Holiday Calendar

Holiday

2020

Projected 2021

Projected 2022

New Year's Day W - Jan. 1, 2020 F - Jan. 1, 2021 M - Jan. 3, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day M - Jan. 20 M - Jan. 18 M - Jan. 17
Good Friday F - April 10 F - April 2 F - April 15
Memorial Day M - May 25 M - May 31 M - May 30
Independence Day F - July 3 M - July 5 M - July 4
Labor Day M - Sept. 7 M - Sept. 6 M - Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Th-F - Nov. 26, 27 Th-F - Nov. 25, 26 Th-F - Nov. 24, 25
Winter Break Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Winter Break Holidays* Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29 Dec 24, 27, 28, 29 Dec. 23, 26, 27, 28
Winter Break Required Vacation Days Dec. 30, 31 Dec. 30, 31 Dec. 29, 30

*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.