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Fall, Winter, and Spring Holidays Reminder

October 22, 2020

It can be difficult to make plans during an ever-changing pandemic. To make it a little easier, here is a reminder of Penn’s upcoming holiday observances to help you prepare for the end of the calendar year and the 2021 Spring Term.


Thanksgiving–Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020

Christmas Day–Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Day–Friday, January 1, 2021

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

Memorial Day–Monday, May 31, 2021

Special Winter Vacation

Each year, the President, Provost, and EVP assess the feasibility of observing Penn’s traditional Special Winter Vacation. Based on this assessment, the Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff will be December 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2020.

For a complete list of this fiscal year’s holidays and details on policies regarding work over Special Winter Vacation, visit the Almanac.