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Holiday Schedule

FY25 Holiday Schedule

The Texas Legislature sets the number of holidays with pay to be observed each year by state employees. For state agencies other than institutions of higher education, the Legislature sets the detailed schedule (actual dates when holidays will be taken). However, higher education institutions are exempt from this specific schedule but are required to be provided with the same number of days as other state employees. This exemption is to allow the university to set a holiday schedule that is in keeping with academic schedules. 

The Texas State University System Chancellor has approved the following holiday schedule for FY25 for TXST:

  • Labor Day: September 2, 2024
  • Thanksgiving: November 28 - 29, 2024
  • Winter Break: December 24, 2024 - January 1, 2025 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 20, 2025
  • Memorial Day: May 26, 2025
  • Juneteenth (Emancipation Day): June 19, 2025
  • Independence Day: July 4, 2025

More details regarding designated essential offices, optional holidays, and comp time are provided below. 

FY25 Energy Conservation Days

The university designates Energy Conservation days to improve campus energy efficiency. Per UPPS 04.04.16, Energy Conservation days are not holidays and must be accounted for with an absence type if the employee does not work. 

Staff may choose to take time off, work their normal schedule, or request to work remotely (if eligible). The days below have been determined Energy Conservation days for FY25:

  • December 23, 2024
  • January 2 & 3, 2025
  • March 10 - 14, 2025 (Spring Break)
  • The Texas State University System Chancellor has approved the following holiday schedule for FY24 for TXST:

    • Labor Day: September 4, 2023
    • Thanksgiving: November 23 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15, 2024
    • Memorial Day: May 27, 2024
    • Juneteenth (Emancipation Day): June 19, 2024
    • Independence Day: July 4, 2024
  • The following have been designated as essential offices to remain open with skeleton crews for the energy conservation days. Other offices may be requested by their Vice President to remain open as well.

    Regular staff who actually work on an official holiday will be allowed compensatory time off during the twelve-month period following the holiday.

    Academic Advising CentersIT Assistance CenterOffice of the University Registrar



    President’s Office


    Loan CollectionsProcurement & Strategic Sourcing
    Communications*Mail ServicesRound Rock Campus (Administration Office & Academic Student Services)
    Counseling Center *Materials Management & Logistics


    Deans’ Offices-Student Business Services
    Office of Educator PreparationStudent Health Center *Talent Acquisition *
    Facilities-Utility Operations *Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


    Facilities Planning, Design & ConstructionOffice of Provost and Vice Presidents’ OfficesTravel – Accounts Payable
    Housing and Residential LifeOffice of Research and Sponsored ProgramsUniversity Libraries
    Human ResourcesOffice of Undergraduate AdmissionsUniversity Police Department


    * Emergency and on-call personnel

  •  following have been designated as optional holidays by the Texas Legislature and may be observed in lieu of any official holiday appearing on the above schedule.

    • Rosh Hashanah: October 2 - 4, 2024
    • Yom Kippur: October 11, 2024
    • Cesar Chavez Day: March 31, 2025
    • Good Friday: April 18, 2025
  • Since compensatory time may not be advanced to employees, staff members will need to earn the necessary comp time for the energy conservation days prior to those days. Supervisors must provide ample opportunity for those employees observing energy conservation days to earn the comp time in advance. If comp time is not available, an employee must use available vacation or take leave without pay. Further guidance is outlined in UPPS 04.04.16 Overtime and Compensatory Time Policy, Section 5.03.

    Questions concerning the holiday and energy conservation days scheduled, as well as timekeeping procedures for these days, should be addressed to Human Resources at 5.2557 or email

    Questions about who must work on the energy conservation days should be addressed to your supervisor.