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Holiday calendar

Plan ahead and mark these dates on your calendar for when the university closes to observe the various holidays.

Twelve-month faculty and classified staff observe the holiday schedule below. Nine-month faculty observe the same holidays as students; they do not accrue holiday time. VCU’s holiday schedule includes any additional holiday time granted by the governor.

VCU's 2014 holiday schedule

  • New Year’s observance 
    Jan. 1, 2014 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan. 20, 2014
  • Memorial Day
    May 26, 2014
  • Independence Day
    July 4, 2014
  • Labor Day
    Sept. 1, 2014
  • Thanksgiving observance
    Nov. 26 (4 hours leave granted), Nov. 27 and 28, 2014
  • Winter closing**
    Dec. 20, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015

** VCU's 2014-2015 Winter Closing (Dec. 20, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015) requires eligible faculty and staff to use 20 hours of leave (with or without pay) to cover the time away from work. Current and new employees are encouraged to save 20 hours of eligible leave (not sick leave) to cover the time away from work as follows:

  • 8 hours of leave for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
  • 4 hours of leave for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 (the other 4 hours of leave have been granted by the Governor for the holiday observance)
  • 8 hours of leave for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 

Dec. 20, 2013 Update: The Governor approved an additional four hours of holiday leave for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Governor approved this holiday leave on a day that VCU had already closed for the 2013 winter break. Thus, this additional leave will accrue as a four-hour "float" holiday, which became effective with the Dec. 31, 2013 pay period and must be used by Dec. 31, 2014 or it will expire. Employees who wish to do so can use these four "float" holiday hours to offset the 20 hours of leave (with or without pay) required to cover the 2014 winter break, as indicated above. See also this communication pdf icon about additional holiday hours granted by the Governor.

Note: Jan. 1, 2015 is part of VCU's 2015 holiday calendar. VCU resumes normal business operations on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

See also VCU's combined pay and holiday schedule for 2014 (revised) pdf icon.

Please note: The holiday schedule above does not apply to VCU Health System employees, as those employees are covered by their Paid Time Off (PTO) program that combines annual, sick and holiday leave.

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