Holiday schedule

Academic Year 2019-2020

Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2019 & Friday, November 29, 2019
Closing between Christmas & New Years
Monday, December 23, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20, 2020
Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day (Observed)
Friday, July 3, 2020

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

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.