Recognized Holidays for Fiscal Year 2020

The following holidays will be observed by the University in the upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) on the dates listed below:

    Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019

    Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29, 2019

    Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019

    New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020

    Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020

To the University Community:

Each year, the President, Provost, and EVP assess the feasibility of observing Penn’s traditional Special Winter Vacation. Thus, the Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff will be December 26, 27, 30, and 31, 2019. If an employee is required to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the special winter vacation can be rescheduled for some other time.

Staff members who are absent from work either the work day before a holiday, the work day after a holiday, or both days, will receive holiday pay if that absence is charged to pre-approved paid time off or to sick days substantiated by a written note from the staff member’s health care provider.

Vacations and holidays for hospital employees or those staff members in collective bargaining units are governed by the terms of hospital policies or their respective collective bargaining agreements.

—Division of Human Resources

 Fiscal Year 2020Fiscal Year 2021Fiscal Year 2022
Independence DayThurs., 7/4/19Fri., 7/3/20Mon., 7/5/21
Labor DayMon., 9/2/19Mon., 9/7/20Mon., 9/6/21
ThanksgivingThurs. & Fri., 11/28 & 11/29/19Thurs. & Fri., 11/26 & 11/27/20Thurs. & Fri., 11/25 & 11/26/21
Christmas DayWed., 12/25/19Fri., 12/25/20Fri., 12/24/21
New Year's DayWed., 1/1/20Fri., 1/1/21Fri., 12/31/21
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMon., 1/20/20Mon., 1/18/21Mon., 1/17/22
Memorial DayMon., 5/25/20Mon., 5/31/21Mon., 5/30/22