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Holiday Schedule


As approved by the Board of Regents,Texas State will observe the following holiday schedule and energy conservation days for FY17:

  • Labor DaySeptember 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving: November 24 - 25, 2016
  • ChristmasDecember 19 - December 30, 2016 (December 19 - 21are energy conservation days)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJanuary 16, 2017
  • Spring BreakMarch 13 - 17, 2017 (energy conservation days)
  • Memorial DayMay 29, 2017
  • Independence DayJuly 4, 2017

More details regarding designated essential offices, optional holidays and comp time are provided below. 

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Designated Essential Offices FY17

The following have been designated as essential offices to remain open with skeleton crews for the eight energy conservation days. Other offices may be requested by their vice president to remain open, as well.

Regular staff who actually work on an official holiday will be allowed compensatory time off during the twelve-month period following the holiday.

Academic Advising Centers

Instructional Technologies Support

Office of the University Registrar

Advancement Services


President’s Office

Alumni Relations

Loan Collections

Procurement & Strategic Sourcing


Mail Services

Round Rock Campus

Counseling Center *

Materials Management & Logistics

Special Projects

Deans’ Offices

Network Operations

Student Business Services

Equity and Access *

Office of Associate VP for Research

Student Health Center *

Facilities-Utility Operations *

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Teacher Education

Facilities Planning, Design & Construction

Office of Provost and Vice Presidents’ Offices

Technology Resources

Housing and Residential Life

Office of Sponsored Programs

Travel – Accounts Payable

Human Resources *

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University Police Department

* Emergency and on-call personnel

Optional Holidays

The following have been designated as optional holidays by the Texas Legislature and may be observed in lieu of any official holiday appearing on the above schedule.

  • Rosh Hashanah: October 3 - 4, 2016
  • Yom Kippur: October 12, 2016
  • Cesar Chavez Day: March 31, 2017
  • Good Friday: April 14, 2017

Comp Time Information

Staff members need to earn the necessary compensatory time for the energy conservation days prior to those days because comp time may not be advanced to employees. 

Supervisors must provide ample opportunity for those employees observing energy conservation days to earn comp time in advance.

If comp time is not available, an employee must use available vacation or take leave without pay.

Further guidance is outlined in UPPS 04.04.16 Overtime and Compensatory Time Policy, Section 5.03.

For questions on holiday, energy conservation days or timekeeping procedures contact Human Resources at 5.2557 or

Questions regarding who must work on the energy conservation days should be addressed to your supervisor.