University Extends Fourth of July Holiday Observance

July 1, 2024

The Independence Day holiday will be observed by the University on Thursday, July 4.

With continued gratitude for your work, and to demonstrate our commitment to investing in your well-being, Chancellor Gabel and University leadership are granting the following day, Friday, July 5, as a paid day off for all faculty and staff, to allow our Pitt community even more time to celebrate with family and friends.

Scheduled classes will not meet on Friday, July 5, and instructors should use their discretion in making up class time while keeping in mind the equivalent amount of work provision in our credit hour policy.  Non-class academic and other activities will not take place on July 5.

Non-represented individuals who must work on Friday, July 5, should refer to the standard guidelines for more information. Please check with your supervisor to determine your status for that day. Individuals should use the “H-Holiday” hours type on their timecard for July 5.

Union leadership partners for all represented staff and faculty have been notified of this one-time paid day off. Represented employees should contact their union representative or department administrator with any questions regarding this day.

To help address employee and supervisor inquiries about the July 5, 2024 paid day off, including what action to take if you have already submitted your timecard for the week of June 30 or if you must work on July 5, we have posted Frequently Asked Questions. We think we’ve anticipated most questions related to this day, but in case you do not see your question addressed in the FAQs, please contact your supervisor or submit an online inquiry.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Joseph J. McCarthy
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

James W. Gallaher Jr.
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources