Holiday Schedule

Official College Holidays for 2017 - 2018

HOLIDAY OFFICES CLOSED
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Offices will reopen on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Labor Day
Monday, September 4. 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Noon, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Offices will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017
Monday, December 25, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Offices will reopen on Thursday, December 28, 2017
New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Memorial Day
Monday, May 28, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018

 

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 2017-2018 is 13 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.