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Division of 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. 

Holiday Schedule 

The following dates were approved as the official university holidays.

2024 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date
New Year's Day  Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Monday, January 15
National Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28
Day After Thanksgiving  Friday, November 29
Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
Day After Christmas Thursday, December 26
December Holiday Friday, December 27
December Holiday Monday, December 30
December Holiday Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Day (2025 holiday) Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Holiday Leave

Holidays are to be taken on the day designated in the university holiday schedule unless it is necessary for the employee to be at work. To the extent possible, prior notice will be given to employees who must work on holidays. All holiday leave must be reported through the university’s Time and Absence System or other applicable time recording system. For more information about entering time, or for additional details about holiday leave, please visit the Policies and Procedures section of this site.

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