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UW holiday calendar

Below are this year’s dates for the UW’s ten scheduled holidays. Looking for dates further in the future? Check UW’s Academic Calendar.

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.)

2019 holiday schedule

Holiday Date observed Day of week
New Year’s Day 1/1/19 Tuesday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/21/19 Monday
Presidents Day 2/18/19 Monday
Memorial Day 5/27/19 Monday
Independence Day 7/4/19 Thursday
Labor Day 9/2/19 Monday
Veterans Day 11/11/19 Monday
Thanksgiving Day 11/28/19 Thursday
Native American Heritage Day 11/29/19 Friday
Christmas Day 12/25/19 Wednesday

2020 holiday schedule

Holiday Date observed Day of week
New Year’s Day 1/1/20 Wednesday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/20/20 Monday
Presidents Day 2/17/20 Monday
Memorial Day 5/25/20 Monday
Independence Day 7/3/20 Friday
Labor Day 9/7/20 Monday
Veterans Day 11/11/20 Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day 11/26/20 Thursday
Native American Heritage Day 11/27/20 Friday
Christmas Day 12/25/20 Friday

 

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