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Holidays

UHD annual holidays are set by state law and approved annually by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. UHD observes most national holidays and an extended winter holiday break.

If you are a benefits-eligible employee required to work on a scheduled holiday, you are entitled to equivalent time off with pay to be taken within the 12-month period following the work week in which the holiday occurred. You and your supervisor must mutually agree on the date(s) of the equivalent time off in advance.

Employees beginning work on the first day of the month are entitled to pay for a University-designated holiday that occurred before the first work day if the holiday occurred during the same month and did not fall on a Saturday or a Sunday. Employees terminating employment on the last work day of the month are entitled to pay for a University-designated holiday occurring after the last work day if the holiday falls within that month and does not fall on a Saturday or a Sunday.

University Of Houston System Holiday Schedule FY 2022

HolidayDate# Days
Labor Day Sept. 6, 20211
Thanksgiving Nov. 25–26, 20212
Winter Holiday Dec. 24–31, 20216
Martin Luther King Day Jan. 17, 20221
Memorial Day May 30, 20221
Independence Day July 4, 20221
Total:12

University Of Houston System Holiday Schedule FY 2023

HolidayDate# Days
Labor Day Sept. 5, 20221
Thanksgiving Nov. 24–25, 20222
Winter Holiday Dec. 26–30, 20225
Martin Luther King Day Jan. 16, 20231
Friday of Spring Break March 17, 20231
Memorial Day May 29, 20231
Emancipation Day June 19, 20231
Independence Day July 4, 20231
Total:13

As a UHD employee, you are entitled to observe Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday and/or Cesar Chavez Day using accrued vacation or leave without pay or by working on a holiday in which a skeleton workforce is required by the University. If you wish to observe these optional holidays, you must provide advance written notice to your supervisor.

Last updated 3/30/2022 4:57 AM