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Memorandum November 21, 2019

AU Community
Sylvia M. Burwell, President
Happy Thanksgiving - Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 27

You have helped American University accomplish so much this year. As the campus literally transforms above us in a gleaming new Hall of Science and right under our feet in our brand-new water heating system, we have much progress to celebrate. I know you and your colleagues help us take new steps forward each and every day, whether that’s in advancing our scholarship and research, or building and nurturing the learning environment that inspires the changemakers of tomorrow, or fostering the sense of community that makes this campus so special.

In appreciation of your work, I am pleased to announce that American University will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27 to give everyone an early start to their Thanksgiving break.

In addition, I would like to remind you that AU will be closed during the winter break, from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1.

I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving and hope that you celebrate the holiday by enjoying this time to relax and rejuvenate. AU has such a bright trajectory thanks to your work, and I am so thankful for all you do every day to make AU a great place to learn, study, and work!