Holiday Schedules for 2016-17

For holiday schedules for the previous fiscal year, please visit Holiday Schedules for 2015-16.

Non-bargaining employees

  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
  • Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
  • New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017

Important notes:

  1. Employees may use annual leave to celebrate religious holidays on days Western Michigan University operates under normal business hours.
  2. Employees who are required to work on designated holidays are eligible for holiday pay, as outlined in the HR Policies and Procedures Manual.

Non-bargaining employees–winter closure

  • Winter closure period: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.  Note: the winter closure period is inclusive of the following non-bargaining recognized holidays: Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, and New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
  • WMU will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
  • Offices that may remain open during closure:
    • Bernhard Center
    • Development and Alumni Relations
    • Lawson Ice Arena
    • West Hills Athletic Club
  • Offices that will remain open 24 hours per day, seven days a week during closure:
    • Department of Public Safety
    • Power Plant

Important notes:

  1. Some employees, not assigned to the offices listed above, may be required to work because of designated tasks. These employees will be notified by their supervisors as soon as possible.
  2. Employees who are required to work on closure days will be provided with alternative time off at a later date, as arranged by their supervisor.

American Association of University Professors

  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
  • Christmas Holiday (2 days), Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, and Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
  • New Year's Holiday (2 days), Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
  • Spirit Day, Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017

Important notes:

  1. Fiscal-year faculty may use annual leave to celebrate religious holidays on days the University operates under normal business hours.
  2. Holiday designation is under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
  • Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
  • Two days following Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
  • Two days preceding New Year's Day, Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
  • New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017

Important notes:

  1. Employees may use annual leave to celebrate religious holidays on days the University operates under normal business hours.
  2. Employees who are required to work on designated holidays are eligible for holiday pay, as outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.
  3. Holiday designation is under the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement.

Michigan State Employees Association

  • 2016-17 holidays to be determined during contract negotiations.

Police Officers Association

  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
  • Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
  • New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017

Important notes:

  1. The University, at its sole discretion, shall determine the number of officers who shall work on a holiday.
  2. Employees who are required to work on designated holidays are eligible for holiday pay, as outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.
  3. Holiday designation is under the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement.

Holiday schedules for 2015-16

For holiday schedules for the previous fiscal year, please visit Holiday Schedules for 2015-16.