Official Staff Holiday Schedule

UK Holiday Schedule for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

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 Weekday
Independence Day July 4, 2014 Friday
Labor Day September 1, 2014 Monday
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 Thursday
Day after Thanksgiving* November 28, 2014 Friday
Christmas Day December 25, 2014 Thursday
Special Holidays/Bonus Days **
To receive the Special Holidays,
you must be employed on 
or before November 2, 2014
in a regular position.
December 26, 2014 Friday
December 29, 2014 Monday
December 30, 2014 Tuesday
December 31, 2014 Wednesday
New Year’s Day January 1, 2015 Thursday
Special Holiday (Campus/Non-UK HealthCare) *** January 2, 2015 Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19, 2015 Monday
Memorial Day May 25, 2015 Monday
Independence Day July 3, 2015 Friday

* 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 November 2, 2014 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, 2015 are not eligible for special holidays.

***  With the closure of our main academic campus after the work day on Wednesday, December 24 and re-opening on Monday, January 5, eligible campus (non-UK HealthCare) employees will receive one additional special holiday – Friday, Jan. 2 – beyond the four (Dec. 26-31) typically provided in most years.  Read related holiday announcement for details. 

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 »