Labor Day Holiday Adjustment

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming fall academic term has been modified due to the University’s response to the pandemic. Since classes will be in session on Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020), this date will not be a University Holiday. Employees may use vacation time if they wish to take Labor Day off, with their supervisor’s approval.

In recognition of this change, Monday, November 30 will be a paid holiday for all staff. We recognize that some staff will still need to work on this day to support the University’s operations, as is the case for many student services staff on typical Labor Day holidays. Non-exempt staff who are asked to work on November 30 will be paid time-and-a-half. This calendar change may not be applicable to some represented employees. Please refer to your collective bargaining agreement.

Questions regarding this modified academic schedule for the fall term can be submitted online.

The University has also released guidance for University-sponsored and personal travel within each of our three operational postures. This includes a recommendation to quarantine after returning from travel or high-risk situations. You can learn more about that guidance on the Return to Campus website.

The flexibility of the University community throughout the pandemic has allowed us to continue to advance our mission while keeping our community as safe and healthy as possible. I am grateful to each of you for your dedication to the University’s mission and for the extraordinary work you do every day.


David N. DeJong
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Acting Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations