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Holidays

The following is a list of dates, for calendar year 2016 and 2017, when UMass Boston will be closed either in observance of a holiday or for a planned campus closure.  

UMass Boston Legal Holidays
Legal Holiday 2016 2017
New Year's Day January 1 January 1*
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday January 18 January 16
Presidents’ Day February 15 February 20
Patriots’ Day April 18 April 17
Memorial Day May 30 May 29
Independence Day July 4 July 4
Labor Day September 5 September 4
Columbus Day October 10 October 9
Veterans’ Day November 11 November 11*
Thanksgiving Day November 24 November 23
Christmas Day December 25** December 25
Campus Closure*** December 29, 30 December 28, 29

*Saturday Holidays

Under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause Eighteen, legal holidays that fall on a Saturday shall be observed on that day. All offices under the jurisdiction of any department of state government shall be open to the public for business on the Friday proceeding any Saturday holiday.  However, as many employees as possible should be given that Friday off.  Employees assigned to work shall be compensated as the law and applicable collective bargaining agreements allow. Whenever possible the following Monday should be used as the alternative day off.

**Sunday Holidays

A legal holiday shall be observed the day following when said holiday shall occur on Sunday (Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause Eighteen).

***Campus Closure (December 30, 31)

In lieu of two previous holiday closures, the collective bargaining agreements provide that the campus will be closed (except for designated essential staff) on the two work (business) days prior to the New Year’s Day holiday.  Designated essential staff assigned to work on campus closure days shall be compensated in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.