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2020 Holiday and Energy Leave Schedule


New Year’s Day * January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12
President’s Day February 17
Good Friday April 10
Memorial Day * May 25
Independence Day * July 3
Labor Day * September 7
Columbus Day October 12
Election Day November 3
Veteran’s Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day * November 26
Friday after Thanksgiving Day * November 27
Christmas Day * December 25


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 the most appreciated and valued benefits available to TCNJ staff.  The program enables TCNJ to reduce energy costs by closing campus on Fridays during the months of June, July and August, and during the last week of December.

For every energy holiday worked, eligible employees accrue 1.5 times their regularly scheduled work hours which are applied to certain Fridays during the summer, and to winter break. Employees who work every energy holiday will have a half day of energy leave to use during November or December.


Summer Fridays: Employees use Accrued Energy Leave

There are ten summer Fridays in 2020.

Beginning the first Friday in June, through the second week of July, employees enjoy a four day workweek (regular hours) with Friday as a day off.  In 2020, Independence Day will be observed on Friday, July 3.

Accrued energy leave will be applied to the following energy Fridays:  June 5, 12, 19 and 26, and July 10.

Summer Fridays: Extended Four Day Workweeks: UPDATED

In light of unprecedented requirements we are facing as a result of the pandemic, the work required to prepare for the fall semester, and the effort to accommodate employees in the furlough program, the College is suspending the extended workday portion of the summer Fridays program for 2020. The last summer Friday off this year will be the Energy Day scheduled on Friday July 10th. Effective July 13th, all employees will return to their regular work schedule. In concert with furlough day scheduling, which affects the regular work schedule, you are entitled to request vacation or administrative leave should you wish to take one or more days off.  Employees should follow the instructions for scheduling and reporting to work provided by their supervisor.


Winter Break

The equivalent of five accrued energy leave days shall be applied to the winter break. In addition, President Foster has approved an extension of winter break.  Winter break will begin on December 21. Following winter break, TCNJ will re-open for normal business operations on Monday, January 4, 2021.

2020 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 Winter Closure Days
June 5 December 21
June 12 December 22
June 19 December 23
June 26 December 24
July 10 December 25
December 28
December 29
December 30
December 31
January 1