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Human Resources

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.

2023 Holiday Schedule

The following dates have been approved as the official university holidays in 2023

New Year's Day (observed) Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Monday, January 16
National Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Day After Thanksgiving  Friday, November 24
Christmas Eve (observed) Friday, December 22
Christmas Day (observed) Monday, December 25
Day After Christmas (observed) Tuesday, December 26
December Holiday Wednesday, December 27
December Holiday Thursday, December 28
December Holiday Friday, December 29
New Year's Day (first 2024 holiday) Monday, January 1, 2024