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Holiday & Energy Leave Schedule

2023 Holiday Schedule

Classes are recessed and all TCNJ offices are closed on the following Holidays during 2023.


New Years Day January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Day January 16, 2023
Memorial Day May 29, 2023
Juneteenth June 19, 2023
Independence Day July 4, 2023
Labor Day September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving November 23, 2023
Friday after Thanksgiving November 24, 2023
Christmas December 25, 2023


For a printable version, please click here: 2023 Holiday & Energy Leave Schedule

Energy Savings Program

The Energy Savings Program is one of the most appreciated and valued benefits available to TCNJ staff. The program enables TCNJ to reduce energy costs by closing campus on certain Fridays during the academic summer months and during the last week of December.

For every full Energy Holiday worked, eligible employees accrue 1.5 times their regularly scheduled work hours. Accrued time from working Energy Holidays is dispersed over designated dates. Below are the holidays in 2023 you must work to participate in the Energy Savings Program.

For any Energy Holidays Worked, no action is required. If you do not work on an Energy Holiday that is listed below, you are required to request this day off in Oracle Cloud under Absences as “Energy Day Not Worked.” This request should occur prior to your requested day. Your supervisor would approve this request and your hours would be adjusted in Oracle Cloud – Absences

Lincoln’s Birthday February 13, 2023
President’s Day February 20, 2023
Good Friday April 7, 2023
Indigenous People Day October 9, 2023
Election Day November 7, 2023
Veteran’s Day November 10, 2023


Summer Fridays Winter Break
May 26, 2023 December 22, 2023
June 9, 2023 December 26, 2023
June 16, 2023 December 27, 2023
June 30, 2023 December 28, 2023
December 29, 2023


Winter Break

Accrued time from working Energy Holidays shall be applied to the winter break as listed above. Offices will be closed over this time.

Note: See TCNJ Energy Savings Policy for supporting details of this Program.

Summer Fridays: Offices Closed Fridays

Beginning the last Friday in May, through the last week of June, employees enjoy a four-day workweek (regular hours) with Friday as a day off. These Fridays off are considered Energy Leave Days and are part of the Energy Savings Program and are listed above under “Summer Fridays.”

Summer Fridays
May 26, 2023
June 9, 2023
June 16, 2023
June 30, 2023


Summer Fridays: Extended Four-Day Workweek

To have off the remaining Fridays in the summer, after the Energy Leaves Program finishes on the last Friday in June, employees will work an extended schedule Monday through Thursday. Employees who work extended hours Monday through Thursday will have off on Fridays for the remainder of the academic summer. Please see below for the actual dates.

Note: 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.

Beginning the second week of July, through the second week in August, employees work an extended four-day workweek with Friday as a day off as per the schedule below.

Summer Extended Four-Day Workweek

–Fridays off–

July 14, 2023
July 21, 2023
July 28, 2023
August 4, 2023
August 11, 2023