Holiday schedule

Academic Year 2021-2022

Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25, 2021 & Friday, November 26, 2021
University Holiday Closing
Friday, December 24, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 2022
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth
TBA, 2022
Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2022

Academic Year 2022-2023

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2022 & Friday, November 25, 2022
University Holiday Closing
Saturday, December 24, 2022 - Tuesday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16, 2023
Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth
Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Faculty breaks & holidays

Faculty fall, winter, and spring breaks are based on the academic calendar in addition to university holidays and closures.

University Holiday Closing Schedule

The American University holiday schedule that appears below was approved in December 2016 by the General Counsel and the Provost. The university will be closed on the dates colored in blue.

If Christmas falls on a:
  Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Sunday 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2            
Monday 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1            
Tuesday     24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1          
Wednesday     23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1        
Thursday         24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2    
Friday           24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Saturday             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2

American University reserves the right to modify the holiday schedule as appropriate.