HR & Payroll News

Extended Thanksgiving Break and the 2022 Holiday Schedule

‘Tis the season to spread cheer! We want to share good news about the extended Thanksgiving Break and also share the newly released 2022 holiday schedule!


2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Extended*

Mason has updated the 2021 holiday schedule to include additional holiday time for Thanksgiving Break. The university will be closed for a full day (8 hours) on November 24. The university will then remain fully closed as regularly scheduled on November 25 and 26.

For Thanksgiving holiday guidance including information on alternative work schedules and pro-rated hours by FTE, please review the Thanksgiving Break Guidance. For more information on holiday guidance, please review the Holiday Guidance page.

You can view the full 2021 holiday schedule on the Human Resources and Payroll website.


Updated 2022 Holiday Schedule*

Start planning for many happy holidays next year! George Mason has released the 2022 holiday schedule. You can view the full 2022 holiday schedule on the Human Resources and Payroll website.


For more details about pro-rated hours, compensatory leave, and alternate work schedules, please review the information on the Holiday Schedule page.

If you have questions, please email

We hope you have a safe and warm holiday season!


* Please note that should the governor grant additional time off at the holidays, it will be in place of – not in addition to – the leave granted by the university