University Holiday Schedule
The following are the officially observed 2019 UVA Academic Division holidays:
|Tuesday, January 1, 2019||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 21, 2019||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|Friday, March 15, 2019||Spring Break Day|
|Friday, May 17, 2019||Valedictory Exercises (4 hours)*|
|Monday, May 27, 2019||Memorial Day|
|Thursday, July 4, 2019||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 2, 2019||Labor Day|
|Wednesday, November 27, 2019||Day Before Thanksgiving|
|Thursday, November 28, 2019||Thanksgiving|
|Friday, November 29, 2019||Day After Thanksgiving|
|Tuesday, December 24, 2019||Christmas Eve|
|Wednesday, December 25, 2019||Christmas|
|Thursday, December 26, 2019||Additional Holiday Time|
|Friday, December 27, 2019||Additional Holiday Time|
|Monday, December 30, 2019||Additional Holiday Time|
|Tuesday, December 31, 2019||New Year’s Eve|
*In order to encourage employees to leave Grounds on the Friday of Valedictory Exercises, we include four hours of comp time in the schedule above. This also brings UVA holiday hours on par with the Commonwealth. View a holiday comparison table of the University and Commonwealth schedules.
The following are the officially observed 2018 UVA Academic Division holidays:
|Monday, January 1, 2018||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 15, 2018||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|Friday, March 9, 2018||Spring Break Day|
|Monday, May 28, 2018||Memorial Day|
|Wednesday, July 4, 2018||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 3, 2018||Labor Day|
|Wednesday, November 21, 2018||Day Before Thanksgiving (FULL DAY)|
|Thursday, November 22, 2018||Thanksgiving|
|Friday, November 23, 2018||Day After Thanksgiving|
|Monday, December 24, 2018||Additional Holiday Time|
|Tuesday, December 25, 2018||Christmas Day|
|Wednesday, December 26, 2018||Additional Holiday Time|
|Thursday, December 27, 2018||Additional Holiday Time|
|Friday, December 28, 2018||Additional Holiday Time|
|Monday, December 31, 2018||New Year’s Eve|
Special Note Regarding Essential Services
Even with careful scheduling, on certain University holidays some departments need to be open and should arrange at least limited coverage to provide essential services. For example, most student-related University offices will need to be open on Labor Day because classes are held on that day, and it is expected that your supervisors will arrange for adequate coverage. It is important for all of us to understand how necessary our services are and to work with each other to arrange an equitable schedule from year to year.
When you are asked to work on a holiday, compensatory leave will be awarded. Supervisors should give adequate advance notice to the affected employees for planning purposes.
Your supervisor or department administrators can answer questions about required coverage during other holidays.
Additional Holiday Information
As always, if you wish to take additional leave or use your comp time around the holidays, you will need to have approval in advance from your supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to be as flexible as possible in granting leave requests, especially during holiday periods.
- The University of Virginia’s Health System administration will distribute holiday information pertaining to the Medical Center and Clinics.
- The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has its own information on its holiday calendar.
If you have any questions concerning these holidays please call the HR Service Team at 434.243.3344 or send an email to AskHR@virginia.edu.