Holiday Schedule for 2016-2017

The holiday schedule listed below allows Lamar University to be closed for three energy conservation days during FY 2017; two in December and one in March. Employees will be required to use vacation or compensatory time for the Energy Conservation Days on December 21-22, 2016 and March 17, 2017.  Since compensatory time cannot be advanced to employees, those without sufficient vacation time available will need to acquire the necessary comp time for the energy conservation days prior to those days. Where vacation or comp time is not currently available, supervisors are encouraged to provide ample opportunities for employees required to be off on the energy conservation days to earn the comp time prior to those days.


  • Labor Day:               September 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving:          November 24-25, 2016
  • Christmas Break:     December 21-22, 2016*
                                      December 23-30, 2016
                                      January 2, 2017
  • MLK Birthday:          January 16, 2017
  • Spring Break :          March 17, 2017*
  • Memorial Day:          May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day:  July 4, 2017

A state employee is entitled to observe Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and Cesar Chavez Day in lieu of any state holiday where a skeleton crew is required.  

*Energy Conservation Days – Skeleton crews for essential offices required.  Accrued compensatory time/vacation will be used to observe energy conservation days.

Questions concerning the scheduled holidays and energy conservation days, as well as timekeeping procedures for these days, should be addressed to the Leave Coordinator in Human Resources at 409.880.7373.