Holiday Calendar

The following days are paid holidays for staff.

2021

  • New Year’s Day - Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 18
  • Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 15
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 31
  • Juneteenth - Friday, June 18 (observed)
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 5 (observed)
  • Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 6
  • Columbus Day (Federal) / Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) - Monday, Oct. 11
  • Veterans Day - Thursday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 25
  • Friday after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 26
  • Winter Recess - Dec. 20 to Dec. 30, including Christmas observance*
  • Christmas Eve 1/2 day - Thursday, Dec. 23 (observed) 
  • Christmas Day - Friday, Dec. 24 (observed)
  • New Year's Day - Friday, Dec. 31 (observed)

*For 2021, the University is granting three and a half extra days for Winter Recess, to begin on Monday, December 20

2022

  • New Year’s Day - Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 (observed)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
  • Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 21
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
  • Juneteenth - Monday, June 20 (observed)
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 5
  • Columbus Day (Federal) / Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) - Monday, Oct. 10
  • Veterans Day - Friday, Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Friday after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 25
  • Christmas Eve 1/2 day - Friday, Dec. 23 (observed) 
  • Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 26 (observed)
  • Winter Recess - Dec. 27 to Dec. 30

 

The paid time off policies summarized on these pages apply to administrative and professional staff; overtime eligible, non-bargaining unit staff; and employees covered by HUCTW, except as noted. Members of other bargaining units should consult their union contract for time off policies. Faculty members should contact their dean’s or faculty affairs office. All paid time off is prorated for part-time schedules.