Holiday Schedule for 2019-2020

The holiday schedule listed below allows Lamar University to be closed for two energy conservation days during FY 2020; 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, 2019 and March 20, 2020.  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 2, 2019 
Thanksgiving November 28-29, 2019
Christmas Break December 20, 2019*
December 23-27 & 30-31, 2019
January 1, 2020
MLK Birthday January 20, 2020
Spring Break March 20, 2020*
Memorial Day May 25, 2020
Independence Day July 3, 2020


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.