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Business Hours & Calendar

Official Business Hours

The College’s official business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees will be assigned specific work hours by their supervisors upon hiring. The assigned hours and workdays for individual employees may vary, and are subject to change based on operational and program needs. Individual offices may establish expanded scheduling to include weekend and evening coverage. Whenever possible, supervisors shall provide at least two weeks’ advance notice of schedule changes.

Any deviation from the official business hours must be authorized by the appropriate supervisor and Department Head.


See TCNJ Calendars.

Lunch Periods

Employees assigned thirty-five hour workweeks and employees with No Limit (NL) workweeks receive one-hour lunch periods.

Employees assigned forty-hour workweeks receive one half-hour lunch periods.

The scheduling of lunch periods is to be authorized by the appropriate supervisor to ensure office/departmental coverage.

Break Periods

Classified employees are entitled to one fifteen (15) minute break period during each one-half (1/2) shift. For normal shifts this is to include one break prior to the lunch period and one break after the lunch period. These breaks may not be combined with or added to the lunch period or applied at the end of the day for early leave. Where operational needs require, supervisors may set specific times for each employee’s regular break periods.

Official State Holidays

The following is a listing of official State holidays. Holidays which appear with an asterisk (*) are days on which all offices are closed and classes are recessed. In keeping with its Energy Savings Program, The College’s administrative offices and operations departments will be open for service during the remaining holidays. A memorandum will be issued at the beginning of each calendar stating the specific days that the holidays are observed.

  • *New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Washington’s Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • *Memorial Day
  • *Independence Day
  • *Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Election Day
  • Veterans Day
  • *Thanksgiving Day
  • *Christmas