Human Resources

Holiday Schedule

UNCW Holiday Schedule 2016 - 2019

The complete UNCW Holiday Schedule for 2016 through 2019 can be found here.

Holiday Schedule 2016

Holiday Day of the Week Observance Day
New Year's Day


Jan 1, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Monday Jan 18, 2016
Good Friday Friday March 25, 2016
Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016
Independence Day Monday July 4, 2016
Labor Day Monday September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Thursday - Friday Nov 24 - 25, 2016
Winter Break Dec 23, 2016- Jan 2, 2017**

**Winter Break holidays are Dec. 23, 26, 27, 28, 2016; required vacation days are Dec. 29 and 30, 2016. University reopens January 3, 2017.

When a holiday falls on Saturday, the university recognizes the preceding Friday; when a holiday falls on Sunday, the university usually recognizes the holiday the following Monday.

Two of the holidays indicated above (Good Friday and Christmas Day) are regarded as religious holidays. An employee wishing to observe different religious holidays may request a "holiday exchange." If operational requirements permit, the employee may work on the holiday observed by the university in exchange for a day off to accommodate a religious holiday of the employee's preference. If operations do not permit working on the holiday observed by the university, the employee may take vacation leave on religious holidays of preference. For additional information, call Human Resources at extension 2-2033.