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Official Holidays

SMU observes the following holidays each year:

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day (plus one or two additional days)
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day

Extra holidays may be designated each year, and in some fiscal years, a floating holiday may be designated. A schedule of holidays is distributed each Spring for the upcoming University fiscal year (June – May).

Note: Part-time staff receive regular pay if they are scheduled to work on that holiday.

Visit the Benefits U section of the HR website for more details. You will find a link in the Helpful Links section.