Holiday Calendar

The following days are paid holidays for staff.

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 University will be providing three paid “bonus days” in conjunction with 2022 holiday observances: Tuesday, May 31 (following the Memorial Day holiday); Friday, June 17 (in advance of the Juneteenth holiday); and Friday, July 1 (in advance of the Independence Day holiday).

2023

  • New Year’s Day - Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 (observed)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 16
  • Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 20
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29
  • Juneteenth - Monday, June 19 
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4 
  • Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 4
  • Columbus Day (Federal) / Indigenous Peoples’ Day (City of Cambridge) - Monday, Oct. 9
  • Veterans Day - Friday, Nov. 10 (observed)
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Friday after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas Eve 1/2 day - Friday, Dec. 22 (observed) 
  • Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 25 
  • Winter Recess - Dec. 26 to Dec. 29

 

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.