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UW holiday calendar

Below are this year’s and next year’s dates for the UW’s ten scheduled holidays.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed the preceding Friday. If it falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following Monday. (This day change does not apply to medical center classified employees who work schedules that normally include holidays as part of 24 hours a day, seven days a week staffing.)

2016 holiday schedule

Holiday Date observed Day of week
New Year’s Day 1/1/16 Friday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/18/16 Monday
Presidents Day 2/15/16 Monday
Memorial Day 5/30/16 Monday
Independence Day 7/4/16 Monday
Labor Day 9/5/16 Monday
Veterans Day 11/11/16 Friday
Thanksgiving Day 11/24/16 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving 11/25/16 Friday
Christmas Day 12/26/16* Monday


*
Christmas Day 2016 is observed 12/26/2016.

2017 holiday schedule

Holiday Date observed Day of week
New Year’s Day 1/2/17 * Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/16/17 Monday
Presidents Day 2/20/17 Monday
Memorial Day 5/29/17 Monday
Independence Day 7/4/17 Tuesday
Labor Day 9/4/17 Monday
Veterans Day 11/10/17** Friday
Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving 11/24/17 Friday
Christmas Day 12/25/17 Monday


*
New Year’s Day is observed 1/2/2017.

**Veterans Day is observed 11/10/2017.

Visit holidays for more information about the UW’s holiday and holiday credit policy.