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Employees receive 13 paid holidays and one personal holiday per year.

General Information About Holidays

The Campus is closed during a holiday. The observance of Lincoln's Birthday, Admission Day, and Columbus Day is deferred until the end of the year so that California State University - Fresno can be closed the last week of December. An employee is entitled to the paid holiday on the day it is observed unless the employee is on non-pay status on the holiday or is required to work to perform necessary services. The holidays listed below are in addition to the Personal Holiday every employee receives on January 1 (Personal Holiday must be used by December 31).

Holiday Schedule

The table below is the Holiday Schedule observed by California State University, Fresno from July 2022 through June 2023. 

Holiday list
Holiday Date Observed
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 5
Veteran's Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day November 24
Christmas Day December 26
Lincoln's Birthday December 27
Admission Day December 28
Columbus Day December 29
New Year's Day January 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16
President's Day/Washington's Birthday February 20
Cesar Chavez Day March 31
Memorial Day May 29

In addition, the campus is closed on November 25 and December 30, 2021. Employees must use their personal holiday, vacation, or CTO time on these days.