Holiday schedule

Academic Year 2020-2021

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2020 & Friday, November 27, 2020
Closing between Christmas & New Years
Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 18, 2021
Inauguration Day
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, July 5, 2021

Academic Year 2021-2022

Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25, 2021 & Friday, November 26, 2021
Closing between Christmas & New Years
Friday, December 24, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 2022
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, July 4, 2022

Faculty breaks & holidays

Faculty fall, winter, and spring breaks are based on the academic calendar in addition to university holidays and closures.

Christmas - New Years Holiday Approved Schedule

The American University holiday schedule that appears below for the Christmas - New Years holidays was approved in December 2016 by the General Counsel and the Provost. The university will be closed on the dates colored in blue.

If Christmas falls on a:
  Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Sunday 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2            
Monday 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1            
Tuesday     24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1          
Wednesday     23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1        
Thursday         24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2    
Friday           24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Saturday             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2

American University reserves the right to modify the holiday schedule as appropriate.