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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 2020 through June 2021. 

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Date Observed
Independence Day July 3
Labor Day September 1
Veteran's Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day November 26
Christmas Day December 25
Lincoln's Birthday December 28
Admission Day December 29
Columbus Day December 30
New Year's Day January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18
President's Day/Washington's Birthday February 15
Cesar Chavez Day March 31
Memorial Day May 31

In addition, the campus is closed on November 27 and December 31, 2020. Employees must use their personal holiday, vacation, or CTO time on these days.