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.

2020-2021 Holiday Schedule 

The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2019 and 2020:

2020  
New Year’s Day (first 2020 holiday) Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2020
National Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day (observed) Friday, July 3, 2020
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2020
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
Day after Christmas Monday, December 28, 2020
December Holiday Tuesday, December 29, 2020
December Holiday Wednesday, December 30, 2020
December Holiday Thursday, December 31, 2020
2021  
New Year’s Day (first 2021 holiday) Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021
National Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day (observed) Monday, December 27, 2021
Day After Christmas (observed) Tuesday, December 28, 2021
December Holiday Wednesday, December 29, 2021
December Holiday Thursday, December 30, 2021
December Holiday Friday, December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day (first 2022 holiday) Monday, January 3, 2022