Holiday Schedule

Official College Holidays for 2015 - 2016


Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Noon, Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2016
Offices will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2015
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Offices will reopen Tuesday, December 29, 2015
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
Offices will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 18, , 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016


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 2015-2016 is 12½.

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.