Holiday Schedules for 2018-19

View the 2017-18 Holiday Schedule here.

Non-bargaining employees

  • Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019

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–Holiday Recess

  • Holiday recess period: Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Note: the holiday recess period is inclusive of the following non-bargaining recognized days off for the holidays: Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.)
  • WMU will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
  • Offices that may remain open during holiday recess:
    • Bernhard Center
    • Development Office
    • Lawson Ice Arena
    • West Hills Athletic Club
  • Offices that will remain open 24 hours per day, seven days a week during holiday recess:
    • Public Safety
    • Power Plant
    • Ongoing research and creative activities as necessary

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 holiday recess days will be provided with alternative time off at a later date, as arranged by their supervisor.

American Association of University Professors

  • Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
  • New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Spirit Day, Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019

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, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
  • Two days following Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
  • Two days preceding New Year's Day, Friday, Dec. 28, and Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019

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

  • Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
  • One day before or after Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • One day before or after New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Good Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Employee's Birthday - Variable

Police Officers Association

  • Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019

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.