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Winter Closure

PLEASE NOTE: The information below applies to employees in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Please consult your local HR for more information regarding winter closure policies in your School/Unit.

The 2021 winter close will be observed from Monday, December 20, 2021, through Friday, December 31, 2021, with the following dates designated as University holidays:

Thursday, December 23, 2021
Friday, December 24, 2021
Friday, Dececmber 31, 2021

Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022. Except where operations must continue, all areas of H&S are asked to close during this period.

The additional days off with pay may be taken on any typical workday during the close period, not an employee's regularly scheduled day off or a designated holiday.  For the other regular workdays during winter close that are not designated by the University as holidays or paid days off, we recommend employees use the following options to cover closure dates:

  • Floating Holiday or Available Personal Time Off (PTO) for 2021 or Accrued Vacation Time
  • Time off borrowed from 2022 PTO accrual (24 hours per calendar year, which is prorated for part-time employees)
  • Time off borrowed from 2022 Floating Holiday accrual (8 hours per calendar year, which is prorated for part-time employees)
  • Time off borrowed from December 2021 vacation accrual, which is normally not available for use until 1/1/22 (up to one month’s accrual is permitted)
  • Leave without Pay 


As a reminder, areas that do not fully close during the closure do not receive the three additional days with pay. Areas that are fully closed should be closed, and temporary, casual and student employees should not be working during this time.

The Dean’s Office will observe the winter closure as follows:

December 20, 21 and 22 – Days with Pay

December 23 and 24 – University Holiday

December 27-30 – Vacation, PTO or Floating Holiday usage (4 days)

December 31 – University Holiday

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Cho at or 5-8836.

Week 1




Monday 12/20 Additional Day with Pay
Tuesday 12/21 Additional Day with Pay
Wednesday 12/22 Additional Day with Pay
Thursday 12/23 HOLIDAY
Friday 12/24 HOLIDAY

Week 2



Type of Holiday

Monday 12/27 Vacation/PTO/Floating Holiday
Tuesday 12/28 Vacation/PTO/Floating Holiday
Wednesday 12/29 Vacation/PTO/Floating Holiday
Thursday 12/30 Vacation/PTO/Floating Holiday
Friday 12/31 HOLIDAY