Holidays and Closings

Below are the current 11 Holidays for 2020 & the 12* Holidays for 2021 observed by the University of New Hampshire

You can also view a full list of all holidays and observances that may be recognized by members of our community on the UNH Master Calendar. When on the master calendar, select the "Holidays & Observances" calendar (located on the bottom right corner), to view these holidays and observances to support your planning or scheduling.

*Beginning in 2021 the observance of Juneteenth (June 19th each year) is a new USNH/UNH Holiday. 

2020 Holidays and Closings
Wednesday January 1, 2020 New Year's Day
Monday January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday May 25 Memorial Day
Friday July 3 Independence Day (observed 7/4/20)
Monday September 7 Labor Day
Wednesday November 11 Veteran's Day
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 27 UNH Holiday (post Thanksgiving)
Thursday December 24 UNH Holiday
Friday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 28 UNH Holiday
Tuesday December 29 University Offices Closed *
Wednesday December 30 University Offices Closed *
Thursday December 31 University Offices Closed *
Friday January 1, 2021 UNH Holiday (from 2021 holiday schedule)

*UNH offices closed:  For December 2020 ONLY, employee's will not be required to use personal time.

Please NOTE:  2021 January Term on-line coursework begins December 28, 2020.

The following is a list of links/documents that relate to holiday arrangements for staff employees who are less than 100% time:

2021 Holidays and Closings
Friday January 1, 2021 New Year's Day
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday May 31 Memorial Day
Friday June 18th Juneteenth (observed 6/19/21) new holiday added for 2021
Monday July 5 Independence Day (observed 7/4/21)
Monday September 6 Labor Day
Thursday November 11 Veteran's Day
Thursday November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 26 UNH Holiday (post Thanksgiving)
Friday December 24 Christmas Day (observed 12/25/21)
Monday December 27 UNH Holiday
Tuesday December 28 UNH Holiday
Wednesday December 29 University Offices Closed *
Thursday December 30 University Offices Closed *
Friday December 31 UNH Holiday - New Year's Day (observed 1/1/22)

*UNH offices closed:  AA/PAT/OS/EE/FY FAC use Personal Time