Holiday Schedule and Winter Break Calendar

The University will observe the following holiday schedule in accordance with the State Holiday Schedule for 2016-2017. Offices will be closed on the days indicated below.

Holiday Observance Day Day of Week
New Year's Day January 2, 2017 Monday
Martin Luther King's Day January 16, 2017 Monday
Good Friday April 14, 2017 Friday
Memorial Day May 29, 2017 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2017 Tuesday
Labor Day September 4, 2017 Monday
Veteran's Day NONE - observed nationally November 11th, moved by the University to the Christmas/Winter Break, (12/22/17) None
Thanksgiving November 23 & 24, 2017 Thursday & Friday
Christmas December 22^, 25, 26, & 27 2017 Friday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
*Christmas/Winter Break Supplement December 20, 21, 28, & 29 2017 Wednesday & Thursday, Thursday & Friday

^NC Gen. Stat. § 126-4(5) requires the University to note what day is observed in lieu of Veteran's Day. December 22nd is assigned in lieu of observance of Veteran's Day on November 10th.

*WSSU will be closed during the Christmas/Winter Break Supplement (December 20, 21, 28 & 29, 2017). Employees may use vacation leave, bonus leave, compensatory time or Leave without Pay (LWOP) to cover the days the University will be closed (32 hours total). An employee must exhaust all accumulated vacation/bonus leave before going on LWOP. WSSU will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Employees will not face disciplinary action for being in Leave without Pay (LWOP) status during the
Winter Break.

Employees who are required to work on scheduled holidays shall be given, in addition to their regular salary, premium pay equal to one-half of their regular straight time rate for hours on these days, and shall be given equivalent time off on a date approved by the department head.

Permanent part-time employees receive holidays on a prorated basis. Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holidays. Please direct any questions you may have regarding holiday leave to Camilla Norris or Keyona McNeill, Department of HR.

WSSU Holiday Schedules 2017 | 2018