To the Campus Community:
As we prepare for the holiday break, please note that an adjustment has been made to the holiday calendar. Though the University will remain open on Monday, December 22nd, we will close on Friday, January 2nd. This had originally been scheduled as a standard work day, meaning that those wanting to take that day off would be required to use a vacation day. That's no longer the case since the University will be closed. The payroll department will not charge vacation time for anyone who previously submitted a vacation request for January 2nd.
The past year has had its measure of challenges, and I am deeply grateful to you for your willingness to work together to meet those challenges. This effort often meant a substantial additional commitment of time and energy. Being able to continue the holiday celebrations with family and friends for one more day is, in at least a small measure, an expression of gratitude and respect for your efforts.