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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.