Holiday Schedule for 2017-2018

The holiday schedule listed below allows Lamar University to be closed for two energy conservation days during FY 2018; one in December and one in March. Employees will be required to use vacation or compensatory time for the Energy Conservation Days on December 20, 2017 and March 16, 2018.  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 4, 2017
  • Thanksgiving:          November 23-24, 2017
  • Christmas Break:     December 20*-22, 2017
                                      December 25-29, 2017
                                      January 1, 2018
  • MLK Birthday:          January 15, 2018
  • Spring Break :          March 16, 2018*
  • Memorial Day:          May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day:  July 4, 2018

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.