Section: Personnel
Policy Number: 4-47
Policy Name: Holidays
Date: 1997
Revisions: December 8, 2005; December 9, 2005


The University of Delaware observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • General Election Day (even numbered years)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • December Holiday Break

With the exception of the Holiday Break, holidays falling on a Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday. Holidays falling on a Sunday are observed on the following Monday.

December Holiday Break Schedule
Established in 1988
University offices closed

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
C H H H H H H NY H          
  C H H H H H H NY          
  H C H H H H H H NY        
    H C H H H H H H NY      
      H C H H H H H H NY    
        H C H H H H H H NY  
          H C H H H H H H NY

C = Christmas Day
H = Holiday
NY = New Year’s Day

If a holiday falls within a scheduled vacation period, the employee is entitled to an additional day of vacation to compensate for the holiday.

A salaried staff employee who works on a holiday will be paid for the hours worked at time and one-half in addition to the regular pay or be given compensatory time off at time and one-half, the dates to be mutually agreed upon by the employee and supervisor.

  • Holiday compensatory time off must be taken no later than the end of the pay period following the pay period in which the holiday occurred. When compensatory time off cannot be given, payment for the time worked will be at the appropriate hourly rate.

Submitted By: Labor Relations