Holiday Schedule

Official College Holidays for 2016 - 2017

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day
Monday, September 5. 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Noon, Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Offices will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2016
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Offices will reopen on Thursday, December 29, 2016
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017


Employees may choose two (2) additional 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 2016-2017 is 12 ½.

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.