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Holidays

The following is a list of dates, for calendar year 2023, when UMass Boston will be closed either in observance of a holiday or for a planned campus closure.  

UMass Boston Legal Holidays
Legal Holiday 2023
New Year's Day January 1**
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday January 16
Presidents’ Day February 20
Patriots’ Day April 17
Memorial Day May 29
Juneteenth June 19
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 4
Indigenous People’s Day October 9
Veterans’ Day November 10
Thanksgiving Day November 23
Christmas Day December 25
Campus Closure*** 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 business needs will allow should be given that Friday off, with the following Monday as an alternative Employees assigned to work shall be compensated as the law and applicable collective bargaining agreements required.

**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
In lieu of two previous holiday closures, 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.