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2024 Holiday Schedule finalized


Clemson University leadership has approved the 2024 Holiday Schedule.

Eligible employees will once again receive the state-mandated 13 holidays. The 2024 Holiday Schedule is listed below.

HolidayDate# Days
New Year’s DayMonday, January 11
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 151
Memorial DayMonday, May 271
Independence Day-ObservedThursday, July 41
Labor DayMonday, September 21
Election DayTuesday, November 51
Thanksgiving BreakThursday, November 28 & Friday, November 292
Winter BreakMonday, December 23-Friday, December 275

In compliance with state guidance, Clemson will close on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, because 2024 is a presidential election year.

Great news for families! The holidays included in this year’s University holiday schedule (above) align with those of several Upstate school districts, including Pickens, Oconee and Greenville County schools.

As a special note, Clemson University’s leadership decided to repurpose the day traditionally allocated as an ‘optional holiday’ to designate Friday, December 27, a University holiday. This way, faculty and staff could enjoy five continuous days of leave during Winter Break.

Please review the holidays and leave webpage for more information on paid and unpaid leave for employees.

Fall break for students will occur in October.

Note: The number of holidays complies with the Department of South Carolina of Human Resources Section 53-5-10.

Dates are subject to change as conditions warrant. Please note some employees may follow the S.C. State and County holiday calendar and can verify their holiday schedule with their supervisor.