The University of South Carolina observes the same number of holidays as other state agencies even though the days on which the holidays are observed may differ because of the academic schedule. When a university holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday the holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday, or the following Monday.

2017 Holiday Schedule

The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2017.

New Year's Day  Monday, January 2, 2017 (observance)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 24
December Holiday Thursday, December 21
Christmas Eve Friday, December 22 (observance)
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
Day After Christmas Tuesday, December 26
December Holiday Wednesday, December 27
December Holiday Thursday, December 28
December Holiday Friday, December 29
New Year's Day (first 2018 holiday) Monday, January 1, 2018