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Holidays

Human Resources

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.

2021-2022 Holiday Schedule 

The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2021 and 2022:

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
2022  
New Year’s Day (first 2022 holiday) Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022
National Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2022
Christmas Eve (observed) Friday, December 23, 2022
Christmas Day (observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
Day After Christmas (observed) Tuesday, December 27, 2022
December Holiday Wednesday, December 28, 2022
December Holiday Thursday, December 29, 2022
December Holiday Friday, December 30, 2022
New Year’s Day (first 2023 holiday) Monday, January 2, 2023