The Essex County College Holiday Calendar provides employees with time away from the job to support lifestyle, professional, or family celebrations. The schedule is contingent upon bargaining unit agreements and, as such, employees should review their collective bargaining agreements. Please note that the Holiday Calendar is subject to change by the College

Holidays

2021 SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS

DATE
DAY
COLLEGE CLOSED
January 3
Monday
New Year’s Day
January 17
Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 21
Monday
Presidents’ Day
April 15
Friday
Good Friday
May 30
Monday
Memorial Day
June 17FridayJuneteenth
June 27- July 1
Monday – Friday
June College Closing – Summer Recess
July 4
Monday
Independence Day Observance
September 5
Monday
Labor Day
October 10
Monday
Columbus Day
November 24-25
Thursday – Friday
Thanksgiving Day Observance
December 23
Friday 
Christmas Day Observance
December 26-January 3
Monday – Friday
December College Closing
January 2, 2023
Monday
New Year's Day

The College will be closed on nine Fridays during July and August 2021: 

  • July 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • August 5, 12, 19 & 26

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

  1. Bereavement
  2. Birthday
  3. Family & Medical Leave (see Policies & Procedures)
  4. New Jersey Family Leave Act
  5. New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (see Policies & Procedures)
  6. Jury Duty
  7. Leaves of Absence with or without pay
  8. Maternity
  9. Military
  10. Reserve Training
  11. Personal
  12. Professional Development
  13. Religious Holidays
  14. Sabbaticals
  15. Sick Bank
  16. Sick
  17. Vacation