Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

PERSONNEL
60.76
Revised 02-16
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WSU Holidays

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OVERVIEW

A holiday is a day when all University offices and departments on a WSU campus are closed except for certain essential service units.

The University provides ten holidays each fiscal year for classified staff, annual faculty, and annual administrative and professional employees.

STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

State law designates the following as legal holidays. (RCW 1.16.050)

New Year's Day January 1
Independence Day July 4
Veterans' Day November 11
Christmas December 25
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Third Monday in January
Presidents' Day Third Monday in February
Labor Day First Monday in September
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November
Native American Heritage Day Fourth Friday in November

Alternate Days

Sometimes a holiday is not observed on the statutory date.

WSU SCHEDULE

Refer to 60.76.2 for current WSU holiday schedules for specified University locations.

ACADEMIC BREAKS

A break in the academic calendar, when classes are not taught is not considered a holiday unless the break coincides with a University holiday designated on 60.76.2.

See PDF version of BPPM, 60.76.2: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2020 Holiday Schedule
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