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Holiday Schedule

Established Holidays

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas holiday break (the University is closed during the period from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day

Observed University Holidays for Fiscal Year 2020/2021

Independence Day July 4, 2020 Saturday (Observed Friday, July 3)

Labor Day

September 7, 2020


Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2020


Day After Thanksgiving

November 27, 2020


Christmas Holiday Break

December 23, 2020-January 1, 2021

Wednesday (Dec. 23) through Friday (Jan. 1)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18th, 2021 Monday

Good Friday

April 2, 2021


Memorial Day

May 31, 2021


Frequently asked questions

  1. Can we expect the additional day (December 23rd) to the Christmas break schedule to be observed by the university in the future?
    1. No, this will be a one-time addition to our normal Christmas break schedule. If you complete timecards, you will need to make sure that you enter the December 23rd through January 1st as a holiday. Here are additional instructions,, you will need to add a new row and select ‘Holiday’ for the time type.
  2. What do I do if my vacation request for December 23rd in myhr has been approved?

    1. You will need to withdraw the vacation request in the myhr system and resubmit a new request if necessary, for example if you are taking multiple days off like December 21-22. To cancel the vacation request, you will need to go the Time and Absences tab, Existing Absences tab, and go to the record and withdraw the request.

  3. Will the University be closed on January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

    1. Yes, this is a new observed holiday and the university will be closed on January 18th to observe Martin Luther King Jr. day.

If you have any question on the Holiday schedule, how to enter the Holiday to your timecard, or how to withdraw a vacation request you can contact Creighton Human Resources at 402-280-2709 and via email at