Holidays

Employees who are appointed to work at least 20 hours per week for a period of at least 4 ½ continuous months are eligible for holidays. Faculty must be appointed for at least 50% time for at least 4 ½ continuous months to be eligible, and students employed in positions that require student status as a condition of employment are not eligible for holidays.

UTD Holiday Policy

The Texas Legislature sets the number of holidays each year, and allows universities the flexibility to set a holiday schedule compatible with the academic calendar. In years when the Legislature meets, the subsequent year's holiday schedule is usually available by early July. In non-legislative years, the subsequent year's holiday schedule is usually available by early May.

 

FY 2020 Employee Holiday Schedule

(1) In lieu of Veterans Day on November 11, 2019

(2) In lieu of President's Day on February 17, 2020

(3) In lieu of Texas Independence Day on March 2, 2020

(4) In lieu of San Jacinto Day on April 21, 2020

(5) In lieu of Emancipation Day on June 19, 2020

(6) In lieu of LBJ's Birthday on August 27, 2020

The following state holidays fall on a weekend and are not observed for FY 2020:

  • Confederate Hero's Day on Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, 2020
  • Labor Day Monday September 2, 2019
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2019
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 29, 2019
    Winter Holiday 1In lieu of Veterans Day on November 11, 2019 Monday December 23, 2019
    Christmas Eve Day Tuesday December 24, 2019
    Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2019
    Day After Christmas Thursday December 26, 2019
    Winter Holiday 2In lieu of President's Day on February 17, 2020 Friday December 27, 2019
    Winter Holiday 3In lieu of Texas Independence Day on March 2, 2020 Monday December 30, 2019
    Winter Holiday 4In lieu of San Jacinto Day on April 21, 2020 Tuesday December 31, 2019
    New Year's Day Wednesday January 1, 2020
    Winter Holiday 5In lieu of Emancipation Day on June 19, 2020 Thursday January 2, 2020
    Winter Holiday 6In lieu of LBJ's Birthday on August 27, 2020 Friday January 3, 2020
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 20, 2020
    Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020

    Previous Years

     

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2019

    1. In lieu of Emancipation Day (Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    2. In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 18, 2019)

    3. In lieu of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

    The following state holidays fall on a weekend and are not observed for FY 2019 [Fiscal Year 2019] :

    Veteran’s Day (Sunday, November 11, 2018)

    Confederate Hero’s Day (Sunday, January 19, 2019)

    Texas Independence Day (Saturday, March 2, 2019)

    Cesar Chavez Day (Sunday, March 31, 2019)

    San Jacinto Day (Sunday, April 21, 2019)

    Labor Day Monday September 3, 2018
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 22, 2018
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 23, 2018
    Christmas Eve Day Monday December 24, 2018
    Christmas Day Tuesday December 25, 2018
    Day After Christmas Wednesday December 26, 2018
    Winter Holiday 1 [In lieu of Emancipation Day (Wednesday, June 19, 2019)] Thursday December 27, 2018
    Winter Holiday 2 [In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 18, 2019)] Friday December 28, 2018
    Winter Holiday 3 [In lieu of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)] Monday December 31, 2018
    New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1, 2019
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 21, 2019
    Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2019
    Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2019

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2018

    1. In lieu of Emancipation Day (Tuesday, June 19, 2018)

    2. In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Friday, March 2, 2018)

    3. In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 19, 2018)

    4. In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Friday, January 19, 2018)

    5. In lieu of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday (Monday, August 27, 2018)

    The following state holidays fall on a weekend and are not observed for FY 2018 [Fiscal Year 2018] :

    Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24, 2017)

    Veteran’s Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

    San Jacinto Day (Saturday, April 21, 2018)

    Labor Day Monday September 4, 2017
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23, 2017
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 24, 2017
    Winter Holiday 1 [In lieu of Emancipation Day (Tuesday, June 19, 2018)] Friday December 22, 2017
    Christmas Day Monday December 25, 2017
    Day After Christmas Tuesday December 26, 2017
    Winter Holiday 2 [In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Friday, March 2, 2018)] Wednesday December 27, 2017
    Winter Holiday 3 [In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 19, 2018)] Thursday December 28, 2017
    Winter Holiday 4 [In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Friday, January 19, 2018)] Friday December 29, 2017
    New Year’s Day Monday January 1, 2018
    Winter Holiday 5 [In lieu of Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday (Monday, August 27, 2018)] Tuesday January 2, 2018
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 15, 2018
    Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2018
    Independence Day Wednesday July 4, 2018

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2017

    1. In lieu of Emancipation Day (Monday, June 19, 2017)

    2. In lieu of San Jacinto Day (Friday, April 21, 2017)

    3. In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Thursday, March 2, 2017)

    4. In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 20, 2017)

    5. In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Thursday, January 19, 2017)

    6. In lieu of Veteran’s Day (Friday, November 11, 2016)

    The following state holidays fall on a weekend and are not observed for FY 2017 [Fiscal Year 2017] :

    Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24, 2016)

    Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25, 2016)

    New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2017)

    Lyndon B. Johnson Day (Sunday, August 27, 2017)

    Labor Day Monday September 5, 2016
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 24, 2016
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 25, 2016
    Winter Holiday 1 [In lieu of Emancipation Day (Monday, June 19, 2017)] Thursday December 22, 2016
    Winter Holiday 2 [In lieu of San Jacinto Day (Friday, April 21, 2017)] Friday December 23, 2016
    Day After Christmas Monday December 26, 2016
    Winter Holiday 3 [In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Thursday, March 2, 2017)] Tuesday December 27, 2016
    Winter Holiday 4 [In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 20, 2017)] Wednesday December 28, 2016
    Winter Holiday 5 [In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Thursday, January 19, 2017)] Thursday December 29, 2016
    Winter Holiday 6 [In lieu of Veteran’s Day (Friday, November 11, 2016)] Friday December 30, 2016
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 16, 2017
    Memorial Day Monday May 29, 2017
    Independence Day Tuesday July 4, 2017

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2016

    1. In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Tuesday, January 19, 2016)

    2. In lieu of Veteran’s Day (Wednesday, November 11, 2015)

    3. In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 15, 2016)

    4. In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

    5. In lieu of San Jacinto Day (Thursday, April 21, 2016)

    Labor Day Monday September 7, 2015
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 26, 2015
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 27, 2015
    Winter Holiday 1 [In lieu of Confederate Hero’s Day (Tuesday, January 19, 2016)] Wednesday December 23, 2015
    Christmas Eve Thursday December 24, 2015
    Christmas Day Friday December 25, 2015
    Winter Holiday 2 [In lieu of Veteran’s Day (Wednesday, November 11, 2015)] Monday December 28, 2015
    Winter Holiday 3 [In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 15, 2016)] Tuesday December 29, 2015
    Winter Holiday 4 [In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Wednesday, March 2, 2016)] Wednesday December 30, 2015
    Winter Holiday 5 [In lieu of San Jacinto Day (Thursday, April 21, 2016)] Thursday December 31, 2015
    New Year’s Day Friday January 1, 2016
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 18, 2016
    Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016
    Independence Day Monday July 4, 2016

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2015
    Labor Day Monday September 1, 2014
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 27, 2014
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 28, 2014
    Winter Holiday 1 [In lieu of Veteran’s Day (Tuesday, November 11, 2014)] Monday December 22, 2014
    Winter Holiday 2 [In lieu of President’s Day (Monday, February 16, 2014)] Tuesday December 23, 2014
    Christmas Eve Wednesday December 24, 2014
    Christmas Day Thursday December 25, 2014
    Day After Christmas Friday December 26, 2014
    Winter Holiday 3 [In lieu of Texas Independence Day (Monday, March 2, 2015)] Monday December 29, 2014
    Winter Holiday 4 [In lieu of San Jacinto Day (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)] Tuesday December 30, 2014
    Winter Holiday 5 [In lieu of Emancipation Day (Friday, June 19, 2015)] Wednesday December 31, 2014
    New Year’s Day Thursday January 1, 2015
    Winter Holiday 6 [In lieu of Lyndon B. Johnson Day (Thursday, August 27, 2015)] Friday January 2, 2015
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 19, 2015
    Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2015

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2014
    Labor Day Monday September 2, 2013
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2013
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 29, 2013
    Winter Holiday Monday December 23, 2013
    Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24, 2013
    Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2013
    Day After Christmas Thursday December 26, 2013
    Winter Holiday Friday December 27, 2013
    Winter Holiday Monday December 30, 2013
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 31, 2013
    New Year’s Day Wednesday January 1, 2014
    Winter Holiday Thursday January 2, 2014
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 20, 2014
    Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014
    Independence Day Friday July 4, 2014

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2013
    Labor Day Monday September 3, 2012
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 22, 2012
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 23, 2012

    Administrative Leave

    For Nonessential Staff

    Friday December 21, 2012
    Winter Holiday Monday December 24, 2012
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 25. 2012
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 26, 2012
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 27, 2012
    Winter Holiday Friday December 28, 2012
    Winter Holiday Monday December 31, 2012
    New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1, 2013
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 21, 2013
    Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2013
    Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2013

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2012
    Labor Day Monday September 5, 2011
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 24, 2011
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 25, 2011
    Winter Holiday Friday December 23, 2011
    Winter Holiday Monday December 26, 2011
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 27, 2011
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 28, 2011
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 29, 2011
    Winter Holiday Friday December 30, 2011
    Winter Holiday Monday January 2, 2012
    Martin Luther King, Jr Day Monday January 16, 2012
    Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2012
    Independence Day Wednesday July 4, 2012

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2011
    Labor Day Monday September 6, 2010
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 25, 2010
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 26, 2010
    Christmas Eve Friday December 24, 2010
    Winter Holiday Monday December 27, 2010
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 28, 2010
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 29, 2010
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 30, 2010
    Winter Holiday Friday December 31, 2010
    Martin Luther King, Jr Day Monday January 17, 2011
    Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2011
    Independence Day Monday July 4, 2011

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2010
    Labor Day Monday September 7, 2009
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 26, 2009
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 27, 2009
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 22, 2009
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 23, 2009
    Christmas Eve Thursday December 24, 2009
    Christmas Day Friday December 25, 2009
    Winter Holiday Monday December 28, 2009
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 29, 2009
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 30, 2009
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 31, 2009
    New Year’s Day Friday January 1, 2010
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 18, 2010
    Memorial Day Monday May 31, 2010

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2009
    Labor Day Monday September 1, 2008
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 27, 2008
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 28, 2008
    Winter Holiday Monday December 22, 2008
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 23, 2008
    Christmas Eve Wednesday December 24, 2008
    Christmas Day Thursday December 25, 2008
    Day after Christmas Friday December 26, 2008
    Winter Holiday Monday December 29, 2008
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 30, 2008
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 31, 2008
    New Year’s Day Thursday January 1, 2009
    Winter Holiday Friday January 2, 2009
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 19, 2009
    Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2009

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2008
    Labor Day Monday September 3, 2007
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 22, 2007
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 23, 2007
    Christmas Eve Monday December 24, 2007
    Christmas Day Tuesday December 25, 2007
    Day after Christmas Wednesday December 26, 2007
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 27, 2007
    Winter Holiday Friday December 28, 2007
    Winter Holiday Monday December 31, 2007
    New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1, 2008
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 21, 2008
    Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2008
    Independence Day Friday July 4, 2008
    Floating Holiday    

     

    Holidays for Fiscal Year 2007
    Labor Day Monday September 4, 2006
    Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23, 2006
    Day After Thanksgiving Friday November 24, 2006
    Winter Holiday Friday December 22, 2006
    Christmas Day Monday December 25, 2006
    Winter Holiday Tuesday December 26, 2006
    Winter Holiday Wednesday December 27, 2006
    Winter Holiday Thursday December 28, 2006
    Winter Holiday Friday December 29, 2006
    New Year’s Day Monday January 1, 2007
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 15, 2007
    Spring Break Friday March 9, 2007
    Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2007
    Independence Day Wednesday July 4, 2007

     

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