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.
- New Year’s observance
Jan. 1, 2013
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 21, 2013
- Memorial Day
May 27, 2013
- Independence Day
July 4, 2013
- Labor Day
Sept. 2, 2013
- Thanksgiving observance
Nov. 27 (4 hours leave granted), Nov. 28 and 29, 2013
- Winter closing*
Dec. 21, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014
* VCU’s 2013-2014 Winter Closing (Dec. 21, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014) requires eligible faculty and staff to use 8 hours of leave (with or without pay) to cover the time away from work on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Note: Jan. 1, 2014 is part of VCU's 2014 holiday calendar. VCU resumes normal business operations on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
In 2012, the governor approved 16 hours of additional holiday leave for eligible state employees. At VCU, these 16 hours of additional holiday leave accrued as two 8-hour floating holidays effective with the Dec. 25, 2012 pay period and they must be used by Dec. 24, 2013 or they will expire.
- Current employees are strongly encouraged to save at least one of the two 8-hour floating holidays to cover the 8 hours of leave required for Dec. 23, 2013 (as part of VCU's 2013-2014 winter closing: Dec. 21, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014).
- New employees are strongly encouraged to save 8 hours of personal/family or annual leave to cover the 8 hours of leave required for Dec. 23, 2013 (as part of VCU's 2013-2014 winter closing: Dec. 21, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014).
See also VCU's combined pay and holiday schedule for 2013 (revised) .
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.