University Holiday

Graphic Depiction of the History of Juneteenth Celebrations in Arizona

University Holiday Observance

Juneteenth is first and foremost a celebration of the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. In alignment with our values and in accordance with the federal holiday on June 19, President Robbins announced that beginning in 2023, the University will observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday.

The University is limited to 10 paid holidays per year, so to accommodate the addition of Juneteenth as a paid holiday, the day after Thanksgiving will become a paid closure day. To allow the University community time to adjust operations, this change and all other appropriate University policies will be updated to reflect the new holiday and changes for the 2022-2023 academic year.

For more information, see the Holidays Policy and University Closure Compensation Policy. For questions related to the policies, please contact HR.