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.
 
A PDF version of these dates is available here.
 

2015-2016 Holidays (FY16)

Independence Day

Thursday July 2, 2015

Friday July 3, 2015

Labor Day

Monday September 7, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 26, 2015

Friday November 27, 2015

Christmas Day

Thursday December 24, 2015

Friday December 25, 2015

New Year's Day

Thursday December 31, 2015

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 

2016-2017 Holidays (FY17)

Independence Day

Monday July 4, 2016

Tuesday July 5, 2016

Labor Day

Monday September 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 24, 2016

Friday November 25, 2016

Christmas Day

Monday December 26, 2016

Tuesday December 27, 2016

New Year's Day

Monday January 2, 2017

Tuesday January 3, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights

Monday January 16, 2017

Spring Recess

Friday March 17, 2017

Memorial Day

Monday May 29, 2017

2017-2018 Holidays (FY18)

Independence Day

Monday July 3, 2017

Tuesday July 4, 2017

Labor Day

Monday September 4, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 23, 2017

Friday November 24, 2017

Christmas Day

Monday December 25, 2017

Tuesday December 26, 2017

New Year's Day

Monday January 1, 2018

Tuesday January 2, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights

Monday January 15, 2018

Spring Recess

To Be Determined

Memorial Day

Monday May 28, 2018

2018-2019 Holidays (FY19)

Independence Day

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Thursday July 5, 2018

Labor Day

Monday September 3, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 22, 2018

Friday November 23, 2018

Christmas Day

Monday December 24, 2018

Tuesday December 25, 2018

New Year's Day

Monday December 31, 2018

Tuesday January 1, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights

Monday January 21, 2019

Spring Recess

To Be Determined

Memorial Day

Monday May 27, 2019

2019-2020 Holidays (FY20)

Independence Day

Thursday July 4, 2019

Friday July 5, 2019

Labor Day

Monday September 2, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 28, 2019

Friday November 29, 2019

Christmas Day

Tuesday December 24, 2019

Wednesday December 25, 2019

New Year's Day

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Wednesday January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Celebration of Alaska Civil Rights

Monday January 20, 2020

Spring Recess

To Be Determined

Memorial Day

Monday May 25, 2020

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