Benefits

Holidays

The university observes 12 holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights
  • A day during spring break*
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • Three additional days, either the day before or after New Year's, July 4, and Christmas are also observed as holidays.

In addition, each member of the nonexempt administrative staff may also select a personal holiday, which must be approved by the immediate supervisor.

These holidays apply to all eligible employees, except those whose special duties are essential to the safety and security of the university as determined by the chancellors.

Union contracts may also govern holiday observance and pay.

*Spring Recess Holiday is normally scheduled for the Friday of the third full week of March, unless otherwise determined by the chancellor for the individual campuses. If adjusted, the chancellor is required to notify the president's office and statewide payroll office a minimum of 30 days in advance of the date selected.
 

2013-2014 Holidays

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 and Friday, July 5, 2013
Labor Day:
Monday, September 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Day:
Thursday, November 28, 2013 and Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Day:
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Day:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and Thursday, January 2, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights:
Monday, January 20, 2014

*Spring Recess:
Friday, March 21, 2014

Memorial Day:
Monday, May 26, 2014

2014-2015 Holidays

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 3, 2014 and Friday, July 4, 2014
Labor Day:
Monday, September 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Day:
Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Day:
Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year's Day:
Thursday, January 1, 2015 and Friday, January 2, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights:
Monday, January 19, 2015

*Spring Recess:
Friday, March 20, 2015

Memorial Day:
Monday, May 25, 2015

2015-2016 Holidays

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 and Friday, July 3, 2015
Labor Day:
Monday, September. 7, 2015

Thanksgiving Day:
Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Day:
Thursday, December. 24, 2015 and Friday, December 25, 2015

New Year's Day:
Thursday, December 31, 2015 and Friday, January 1, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights:
Monday, January 18, 2016

*Spring Recess:
Friday, March 18, 2016

Memorial Day:
Monday, May 30, 2016

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