The University of South Carolina observes the same number of holidays as other state agencies even though the days on which the holidays are observed may differ because of the academic schedule. When a university holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday the holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday, or the following Monday.
2016 Holiday Schedule
The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2016.
|New Year's Day||Friday, January 1, 2016|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 18|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 5|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 25|
|December Holiday||Thursday, December 22|
|Christmas Eve||Friday, December 23 (observance)|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 26 (observance)|
|Day After Christmas||Tuesday, December 27 (observance)|
|December Holiday||Wednesday, December 28|
|December Holiday||Thursday, December 29|
|December Holiday||Friday, December 30|
|New Year's Day (first 2017 holiday)||Monday, January 2, 2017|
University employees have the same number of paid holidays as other State employees even though the days on which the holidays are observed may differ because of the academic schedule. All university faculty and staff in FTE positions are allowed to observe with pay the university holidays which are published by the Division of Human Resources.
Holidays are to be taken on the day designated in the university holiday schedule unless it is necessary for the employee to be at work. To the extent possible, prior notice will be given to employees who must work on holidays. All holiday leave must be reported through the university’s time and attendance management system (iTAMS) or other applicable time recording system. For more information about entering time, or for additional details about holiday leave, please visit the Policies and Procedures section of this site.