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.
|New Year's Day||January 1||January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday||January 15||January 21|
|Presidents’ Day||February 19||February 18|
|Patriots’ Day||April 16||April 15|
|Memorial Day||May 28||May 27|
|Independence Day||July 4||July 4|
|Labor Day||September 3||September 2|
|Columbus Day||October 8||October 14|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11**
(observed November 12)
|Thanksgiving Day||November 22||November 28|
|Christmas Day||December 25||December 25|
|Campus Closure***||December 28, 31||December 30, 31|
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.
A legal holiday shall be observed the day following when said holiday shall occur on Sunday (Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause Eighteen).
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.