Holiday Schedule

Official Paid Holidays for Campus Employees, Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019

Holiday Offices Closed

Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Offices will reopen on Thursday, July 5, 2018
Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018
Offices will reopen Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Noon, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Offices will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018
Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Offices will reopen Thursday, December 27, 2018
New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Monday, December 31, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Offices reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Offices reopen Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 20198
Monday, May 27, 2019
Offices reopen Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Floating Holidays

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 2018-2019 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.


Students can view all holidays impacting their schedule by visiting the academic calendar. Note, non-essential personal may be unavailable on the days listed above.