Staff spring holiday moved to May 7; new day off added on March 24

The one-day spring staff holiday, which traditionally has been in March at the end of students’ spring break week, is shifting later in the year — to May 7, according to a memo this week from David DeJong, vice chancellor for Human Resources.

Spring break was eliminated this year after the start of the semester was delayed a week. Moving the staff break to May allows campus operations to continue while students are still on campus. The semester ends on April 30.

In addition, a staff holiday is being added on March 24, one of the two student self-care days this semester.

Staff who are required to work during these University holidays should work with their supervisors to determine other dates to use the additional time. Represented employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreements to discuss any potential application of these holidays.