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Recognized Holidays for Fiscal Year 2018

6/7/2017 9:35:00 PM

The following holidays will be observed by the University in the upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) on the dates listed below:

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24, 2017
Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018

Each year, the President, Provost, and EVP assess the feasibility of observing Penn’s traditional Special Winter Vacation. Thus, the Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff will be December 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2017. If an employee is required to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the special winter vacation can be rescheduled for some other time.

Staff members who are absent from work either the work day before a holiday, the work day after a holiday, or both days, will receive holiday pay if that absence is charged to preapproved paid time off or to sick days substantiated by a written note from the staff member’s health care provider.

Vacations and holidays for hospital employees or those staff members in collective bargaining units are governed by the terms of hospital policies or their respective collective bargaining agreements.

Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2019 Fiscal Year 2020
Independence Day Tues., 7/4/17 Wed., 7/4/18 Thurs., 7/4/20
Labor Day Mon., 9/4/17 Mon., 9/3/18 Mon., 9/2/20
Thanksgiving Thurs. & Fri.,
11/23, 11/24/17
Thurs. & Fri.,
11/22, 11/23/18
Thurs. & Fri.,
11/28, 11/29/20
Christmas Day Mon., 12/25/17 Tues., 12/25/18 Wed., 12/25/20
New Year's Day Mon., 1/1/18 Tues., 1/1/19 Wed., 1/1/21
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., 1/15/18 Mon., 1/21/19 Mon., 1/20/21
Memorial Day Mon., 5/28/18 Mon., 5/27/19 Mon., 5/25/21