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

  • 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 above are in addition to the Personal Holiday every employee receives on January 1 (Personal Holiday must be used by December 31).

The table below is the Holiday Schedule observed by California State University, Fresno from July 2018 through June 2019. 

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date Observed
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 3
Veteran's Day November 12
Thanksgiving Day November 22
Christmas Day December 25
Lincoln's Birthday December 26
Admission Day December 27
Columbus Day December 28
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21
President's Day/ Washington's Birthday February 18
Cesar Chavez Day April 1
Memorial Day May 27

In addition, the campus is closed on November 23 and December 31, 2018. Employees must use their personal holiday, vacation, or CTO time on these days.