The University of South Carolina observes the same number of holidays as other state agencies even though the days on which the holidays are observed may differ because of the academic schedule. When a university holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday the holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday, or the following Monday.

2019 Holiday Schedule 

The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2019.

New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 21
National Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 29
Christmas Eve  Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
Day After Christmas Thursday, December 26
December Holiday  Friday, December 27
December Holiday  Monday, December 30
December Holiday Tuesday, December 31
New Year’s Day (first 2020 holiday) Wednesday, January 1, 2020