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2018 Holiday Schedule


New Year’s Day 2018 * January 1, 2018 Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 15, 2018 Monday
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12, 2018 Monday
President’s Day February 19, 2018 Monday
Good Friday March 30, 2018 Friday
Memorial Day * May 28, 2018 Monday
Independence Day * July 4, 2018 Wednesday
Labor Day * September 3, 2018 Monday
Columbus Day October 8, 2018 Monday
Election Day November 6, 2018 Tuesday
Veteran’s Day November 12, 2018 Monday
Thanksgiving Day * November 22, 2018 Thursday
Friday after Thanksgiving Day * November 23, 2018 Friday
Christmas Day * December 25, 2018 Tuesday
New Year’s Day 2019 * January 1, 2019 Tuesday

Asterisks denote 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 perquisites available to TCNJ staff and enables TCNJ to reduce costs associated with energy usage by closing campus on Fridays during the months of May, June, July and August.  In addition, administrative operations are closed during the last week of December.  For every energy holiday worked, eligible employees who regularly work seven hours per day accrue 10.5 hours which may be applied to certain summer Fridays, and to winter break.  Employees who regularly work eight hours per day accrue 12 hours of energy time each energy holiday to be used on summer Fridays and winter break.

Employees have the equivalent of a half energy day that she/he may schedule during the calendar year.

Summer Fridays

There are ten summer Fridays in 2018.

Summer Fridays When Accrued Energy Leave is Used

Beginning the last Friday in May, through the first week of July, employees enjoy a four day work week (regular hours) with Friday (or the holiday – Memorial Day or Independence Day) as a day off.  Accrued energy holidays are applied to these summer Fridays.  Energy holidays are state of NJ observed holidays on which TCNJ remains open for operation. (Please see the Holiday and Energy Leave Calendar.)

Summer Fridays During Extended Four Day Work Weeks

Beginning the second week of July, through the second week of August, employees work an extended day week, Monday through Thursday, and enjoy Friday off.

Winter Break

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

2018 Summer Fridays & Winter Closure Dates

Below are the dates of summer (energy) Fridays,  Fridays off after extended four day work weeks, 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 Fridays Off after Extended 4 Day Week Winter Closure Days
May 25, 2018 July 13, 2018 December 24, 2018
June 8, 2018 July 20, 2018 December 26, 2018
June 15, 2018 July 27, 2018 December 27, 2018
June 22, 2018 August 3, 2018 December 28, 2018
June 29, 2018 August 10, 2018 December 31, 2018


For a printable version of the 2018 Holiday and Energy Leave schedule please click, download and print the document here:  2018 Holiday and Energy Leave Schedule

For information on the 2017 Holiday and Energy Leave schedule, please click here: 2017 Energy Holiday Schedule.