Holiday Schedule

Official College Holidays for 2014 - 2015

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Independence Day
Friday, July 4
Friday, July 4, 2014
Labor Day
Monday, September 1
Monday, September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27
Noon, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Offices will reopen Monday, December 1, 2014
Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Offices will reopen Monday, December 29, 2014
New Year's Day
Thursday, January 1
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Offices will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 19
Monday, January 19, 2015
Memorial Day
Monday, May 25
Monday, May 25, 2015


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 2014-2015 is 13½.

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.