UK Holiday Schedule for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

The University of Kentucky observes the following holidays, except where continuous service is essential, in accordance with UK Human Resources Policies and Procedures #83.0 – Holiday Leave. Please refer to policy #83.0 for detailed information regarding holiday leave.

Holiday Date observed Day observed
Independence Day July 4, 2017 Tuesday
Labor Day September 4, 2017 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving* November 24, 2017 Friday
Christmas Day December 25, 2017 Monday
Special Holidays/Bonus Days **
To receive the Special Holidays,
you must be employed in a regular position
on or before October 29, 2017.
December 26, 2017 Tuesday
December 27, 2017 Wednesday
December 28, 2017 Thursday
December 29, 2017 Friday
New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15, 2018 Monday
Memorial Day May 28, 2018 Monday
Independence Day July 4, 2018 Wednesday

* Employees of UK HealthCare who do not normally receive the Friday after Thanksgiving as a holiday are provided a “floating” holiday in place of this calendar day.

** Staff must be employed in a regular position on or before Sunday, October 29, 2017 to receive these days. Regular employees with an FTE of 0.5 or greater shall be granted (4) Special Holidays (Bonus Days) off with pay on a pro-rata basis. Employees who leave employment at UK prior to January 1, 2018, are not eligible for Special Holidays. In addition, employees who take any Special Holidays in advance and leave employment before the January 1, 2018, date may be required to repay any advanced Special Holidays taken. 

Questions concerning holiday leave should be addressed to Human Resources, Employee Relations Office, at (859) 257-8758.

Go here to view the list of time entry holiday leave codes, as well as the attendance/absence codes »