Administrative Services

Holiday Year-End Administrative Closure

TO: University Colleagues


Martin Abraham, Interim President
William Clow, Interim Provost and Academic VP
William Polley, VP for Administrative Services
John Smith, Interim VP for Student Services
Joe Rives, Sr. VP for Strategic Planning & Initiatives

The following is the 2019-2020 holiday schedule for eligible employees:

Monday, December 23, 2019 Administrative Closure
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Holiday
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Holiday
Thursday, December 26, 2019 Administrative Closure
Friday, December 27, 2019 Administrative Closure
Monday, December 30, 2019 Administrative Closure
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Holiday

In 2019, eligible employees will receive time off with pay for eleven holidays, including two days for Christmas and two days for New Year's, as described in the Board of Trustee's Regulations. In addition, four administrative closure days will be granted with pay to non-negotiated employees. Employees in positions covered by collective bargaining agreements will observe the holiday period as agreed in their respective contracts.

  • The University will be closed to the public December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020.
  • Only employees providing essential services (e.g., Heating Plant, Public Safety) will be required to work as assigned during this period.
  • A list of employees required to work in the essential services areas during the period of December 23 through January 1 must be submitted to the appropriate vice president prior to closure.
  • If an employee must work on December 23, 26, 27, or 30 overtime will not be incurred and alternative arrangements for equivalent time off should be made with the supervisor. December 23, 26, 27, and 30 will be reflected on the electronic time system with a plus sign (+) in the "other hours" section.
  • Employees will not be granted any additional release time with pay in conjunction with this period. Absences from work with pay for any part of the day before or after this period shall be subject to the University's leave regulations.

Questions regarding the University shutdown should be directed to the Human Resources department at 298-1971.


*Some links will take the user to a PDF file, which may not be accessible to people with disabilities. If you find you need further assistance with a specific file, contact the office of the Vice President of Administrative Services at 309/298-1800.