2020 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day

Observed January 1, 2020, through January 3, 2020 (part of 2019 winter break)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2020

Memorial Day

May 25, 2020


June 19, 2020

Independence Day

July 3, 2020

Labor Day

September 7, 2020

Election Day

November 3, 2020

Thanksgiving Observance

November 25, 2020
November 26, 2020
November 27, 2020

Winter Holiday Closing

December 21, 2020
December 22, 2020
December 23, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 28, 2020
December 29, 2020
December 30, 2020
December 31, 2020
January 1, 20211

1January 1, 2021 is a 2021 holiday. Most faculty and staff will return to work on January 4, 2021.

Receiving Holiday Hours:

In order to receive holiday pay, you must be at work or on paid leave the last scheduled workday before the holiday and the first scheduled workday after the holiday. If you are using leave on these days, please be sure to check your leave balances to ensure you have the hours available.

Hours are pro-rated based on flexible work schedules, compressed work schedules, and FTE.

Compensatory Time

Some employees may be required to work during scheduled holidays in order to provide necessary services (e.g. Mason Recreation, police, Human Resources and Payroll, Athletics, Advancement, Registrar, Admissions, etc.). In these cases, eligible employees will receive compensatory time for the hours worked to be used within one year. Wage employees who work during scheduled holidays will not receive compensatory time.

Alternate Schedule:
Employees who work weekends and do not modify their schedules ahead of time will have to use leave to cover any missing hours. Please visit the Holiday and Inclement Weather Payroll Guidance webpage for more information.