Employee Holiday Schedule - Previous Year
2015-2016 Fiscal Year
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3, 2015|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2015|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, November 26, 2015|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 27, 2015|
|Winter Break||Thursday, December 24, 2015|
|Winter Break||Friday, December 25, 2015|
|Winter Break||Monday, December 28, 2015|
|Winter Break||Tuesday, December 29, 2015|
|Winter Break||Wednesday, December 30, 2015|
|Winter Break||Thursday, December 31, 2015|
|New Year's Day||Friday, January 1, 2016|
|Spring Holiday*||Friday, March 25, 2016|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30, 2016|
Vassar converted four traditional holidays, Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Martin Luther King Day and Veteran's Day, in order to create a long winter break as an energy conservation measure a number of years ago. The winter break holidays are celebrated on a date determined by the college, and for 2015/16 will fall on December 28, 29, 30, and 31.
Faculty members may opt to teach on holidays that occur when school is officially in session. Hourly employees who may be required to work on holidays are compensated according to contract requirements or policies and procedures adopted by the College.
This is an anticipated schedule of holiday observances only and may be changed at the discretion of the College. Holidays are assigned as days off unless authorized by a supervisor.
*Administrators may choose to take the Spring Holiday as a Personal Floating Holiday. Personal floating holiday time must be schedulated in advance and approved by the supervisor. The personal floating holiday must be taken by the end of the fiscal year or forfeited.