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UTSA Holidays

UTSA Holiday Schedule 2021 - 2022

Date Holiday Day
September 6, 2021 Labor Day Monday
November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day Thursday
November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving Friday
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Friday
December 27, 2021 Winter Holiday (No Skeleton Crew) Monday
December 28, 2021 Winter Holiday (No Skeleton Crew) Tuesday
December 29, 2021 Winter Holiday (Skeleton Crew Required)* Wednesday
December 30, 2021 Winter Holiday (Skeleton Crew Required)* Thursday
December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve (Skeleton Crew Required)* Friday
January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Monday
July 4, 2022 Independence Day – 4th of July Monday

After the winter holiday, the university will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Texas Legislators designated 12 holidays for fiscal year 2021-2022. The total number of holidays awarded to state employees fluctuates annually, generally because a holiday is not observed when it falls on Saturday or Sunday. Institutions of higher education may rearrange state holidays and establish their own holidays to provide more effective work schedules that are consistent with the academic calendar.

*Skeleton work crew days: In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Government Code § 662.004, “a state agency shall have enough employees on duty during a state holiday to conduct the public business of the institution.” The skeleton work crew requirement excludes days where a federal holiday is designated on a different day. This year, Veterans Day and Presidents’ Day will be observed on Thursday, December 27, 2021, and Monday, December 28, 2021, respectively.

An employee who serves as a member of a skeleton crew will be granted state compensatory time in lieu of the holiday in accordance to Chapter 4.27, section C. of the Handbook of Operating Procedures “State Compensatory Time.” State compensatory time off must be scheduled within twelve (12) months following the work week in which the compensatory time was earned with the prior approval of the employee’s supervisor.

State compensatory time may also be used to observe an additional religious holiday(s) or a state or national holiday that is not officially observed by UTSA. The Texas Legislature has specified Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Cesar Chavez Day and Good Friday as optional holidays. Employees are entitled to observe these holidays provided that they work a skeleton crew holiday or use accrued and available leave.


May 2021


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