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Holiday Schedule 2024

Schedule of Approved Holidays for UIC Fiscal Year 2024

A PDF version of this calendar also is available.

A memo regarding the Holiday Calendar also is available.

December 2023/January 2024 Holiday Schedule and Gift Days Memo

GROUP A: Applies to all staff members except those listed under Group B:

HOLIDAYSDAY OBSERVED
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving (Group A Designated Holiday) Friday, November 24, 2023
Gift Day #1 *Friday, December 22, 2023
Christmas Day Holiday ObservedMonday, December 25, 2023
Day after Christmas (Group A Designated Holiday)Tuesday, December 26, 2023
President Designated HolidayWednesday, December 27, 2023
Gift Day #2 *Thursday, December 28, 2023
Gift Day #3 *Friday, December 29, 2023
New Year’s Day Holiday ObservedMonday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Designated Holiday)Monday, January 15, 2024
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth DayWednesday, June 19, 2024
Plus
Two Floating Holidays

* The Group A schedule grants three (3) gift days and one (1) President designated holiday over the December holiday break.

GROUP B

Applies to all employees working in essential units, including but not limited to the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics; Biologic Resources Laboratory; units reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, including Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) Administration, CAS Facilities, Campus Housing, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Dining Services, Dorin Forum, Student Affairs IT, Student Centers, Credit Union I Arena, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Technology Solutions; UIC School of Law (UIC Law) Plant and Real Estate Operations and UIC Law Security Operations; and units reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, including Facilities Management, Office of Preparedness and Response, Utilities and Energy Services, Parking Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Planning, Sustainability and Project Management, and the UIC Police Department:

HOLIDAYSDAY OBSERVED
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023
Gift Day #1 *Friday, December 22, 2023
Christmas Day Holiday ObservedMonday, December 25, 2023
President Designated HolidayWednesday, December 27, 2023
Gift Day #2 *Thursday, December 28, 2023
Gift Day #3 *Friday, December 29, 2023
New Year’s Day Holiday ObservedMonday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Designated Holiday)Monday, January 15, 2024
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth DayWednesday, June 19, 2024
Plus
Four Floating Holidays

* The Group B schedule grants three (3) gift days and one (1) president designated holiday over the December holiday break.Group B employees of the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics will receive the gift days and designated holiday as additional floating holidays that may be used between December 22, 2023 and June 30, 2024, with supervisor approval. All other Group B employees required to work on the gift days and designated holiday may schedule alternate days off between December 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Gift Days

A gift day is a paid day (use of benefit time is not required) provided to leave benefit eligible employees. Essential employees who must work on a designated gift day may use their gift day at a later time in the current fiscal year, with supervisor approval. Unused gift days are not paid out at the time of termination and do not roll over into the next fiscal year.

Floating Holidays

Floating holidays (2 or 4) are “designated holidays” by the president and chancellors. They must be taken in full day increments and must be used in the fiscal year. Unused floating holidays are not paid out at the time of termination and do not roll over into the next fiscal year.

Juneteenth Holiday

While eligible faculty and staff will receive paid holiday time on the Juneteenth holiday, the University of Illinois System never fully closes, and essential operations will continue. Holiday usage and pay policies will apply, as they do for other designated holidays.

Please contact Susan Balmes (balmes@uic.edu) or Joanna Wolek (jwolek@uic.edu) if you have questions or need further information.