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2021 Holiday and Energy Leave Schedule


New Year’s Day * January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day * January 18
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12
President’s Day February 15
Good Friday April 2
Memorial Day * May 31
Juneteenth Day
June 18
Independence Day * July 5
Labor Day * September 6
Columbus Day October 11
Election Day November 2
Veteran’s Day November 11
Day Before Thanksgiving Day
November 24
Thanksgiving Day * November 25
Friday after Thanksgiving Day * November 26
Day Before Christmas Eve
December 23
Christmas Day
December 27


The asterisk denotes days on which classes are recessed and all TCNJ offices are closed. All administrative, academic and operations departments are open on each of the remaining holidays.


Energy Savings Program

The Energy Savings Program is one of many well appreciated and valued benefits available to TCNJ staff.  The program enables TCNJ to reduce energy costs by closing campus on Fridays during the months in May, June, July and August (nine Fridays), and during the last week of December.  For every energy holiday worked (full work day), eligible employees accrue 1.5 times their regularly scheduled work hours which are applied to certain Fridays in the spring and summer, and to winter break. An employee who does not work an energy holiday will be paid holiday pay.  Each energy day must be worked in full in order for the employee to be credited with 1.5 times their regularly scheduled hours.

Summer Fridays: Employees use Accrued Energy Leave

Beginning the last Friday in May, through the first week of July, employees enjoy a four day workweek (regular hours) with Friday as a day off.

  • Accrued energy leave will be applied to the following energy Fridays:  May 28, June 11, June 25 and July 2.
  • Fridays, June 4 and July 9 are scheduled work days and employees are expected to report to work.

Summer Fridays: Extended Four Day Workweeks

There will be five four-day workweeks during the 2021 calendar year. During this part of the summer Fridays program, employees will work an extended schedule Monday through Thursday, and will have off from work on Fridays. An extended day would typically be eight hours and forty-five minutes for employees on a 35 hour per week work schedule, and ten hours per day for employees on a 40 hour per week work schedule.

  • Summer Fridays under the program are:  July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 and August 13.
  • Employees return to their regular work schedule effective Monday, August 16.

Winter Break

Five accrued energy leave days shall be applied to the winter break.

2021 Summer Fridays & Winter Closure Dates

Below are the dates of summer (energy) Fridays, Fridays off after extended four-day workweeks, and winter closure days. In addition to the days off for the winter closure, TCNJ observes Christmas Day, December 25th, as a holiday.


Energy Leave Fridays Four Day Workweeks
Winter Closure Days
May 28 July 16 December 24
June 11 July 23 December 27
June 25 July 30 December 28
July 2 August 6 December 29
August 13 December 30
December 31


Questions about the 2021 holiday and energy leave schedules should be directed to

For a printable version of this schedule, click here: Printable 2021 Holiday and Energy Leave Schedule