Current Holiday Schedule

2019 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day

Observed January 1, 2019 through January 4, 2019 (part of 2018 winter break)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

Independence Day

July 4, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Labor Day

September 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Observance

November 27, 2019 (closed all day - 4 additional hours from Mason) through Novermber 29, 2019

Winter Holiday Closing

December 23, 2019, through January 3, 20201

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

Independence Day

July 3, 2020

Labor Day

September 7, 2020

Thanksgiving Observance

November 25, 2020 (Closed Half Day)
Novermber 26, 2020
Novermber 27, 2020

Winter Holiday Closing

December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020
December 28, 2020
December 29, 2020
December 30, 2020
December 31, 2020
January 1, 20212

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.

1January 1, 2020 is a 2020 holiday. Most faculty and staff will return to work on January 6, 2020.

2January 1, 2021 is a 2021 holiday. Most faculty and staff will return to work on January 4, 2021.

Please note:

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.