Stephen F. Austin State University

Holiday Schedule

Fourteen holidays are allowed by the state for 2020-2021. The following schedule will allow SFA to be closed for five working days at Thanksgiving, eight working days during Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, five working days during spring break, and Memorial Day, which totals twenty days.

Employees will be required to take two days of paid leave on November 23-24, two days of paid leave on December 30-31, and two days of paid leave on March 11-12.

The following are the holidays to be observed by SFA during FY2021:

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break (November 23-24 paid leave days)
December 23 - January 1 Christmas Break (December 30-31 paid leave days)
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 8-12 Spring Break (March 11-12 paid leave days)
May 31 Memorial Day

* Employees may observe Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Cesar Chavez Day, Juneteenth and/or Good Friday in lieu of any one or more of the holidays on the university schedule. Employees wishing to substitute holidays should make arrangements with their supervisor for making up lost time.

The following dates are mandatory furlough days that are adjacent to university holidays in FY2021:

December 21-22 Monday-Tuesday before Christmas Break
May 28 Friday before Memorial Day

For more information on the FY2021 employee furlough schedule (including all mandatory furlough days), please see the FY2021 employee mandatory furlough day schedule and frequently asked questions PDF.