Holiday Schedule

Official College Holidays for 2013-2014

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Independence Day
Thursday, July 4
Thursday, July 4, 2013 and
Friday, July 5, 2013
Labor Day
Monday, September 2
Monday, September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28
Noon, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 and
reopen Monday, December 2, 2013
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and
reopen Friday, December 27, 2013
New Years Day
Wednesday, January 1
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 20
Monday, January 20, 2014
Memorial Day
Monday, May 26
Monday, May 26, 2014

Employees may choose an additional two (2) days as paid holidays. These days may be either federal, state, religious or any other day(s) the employee may choose to be approved by the Academic Chair or Department Head. Because of varied religious practices of Mount Holyoke College’s employees, Academic Chairs and Department Heads are encouraged to approve employee requests for time off for the observance of the religious holidays or practices.

The total number of paid holidays for the fiscal year 2013-2014 is 13 1/2.

The College will permit some additional flexibility to offices during the workdays between Christmas and New Years holidays. The College will not officially close during this period; however, individual offices may close if operational needs permit, and if all members of the office wish to take the time off. (e.g.: vacation, floating holiday)

Some offices or departments may have to remain open on some or all holidays. Staffing on those occasions may be reduced. Any non-union employee required to work on such a holiday will be given another day off with pay in lieu of that holiday, such days subject to the approval of the academic chair or department head. Union employees will be compensated according to the terms of their particular contract.