The academic calendar provided below outlines the start and end dates for the semester, as well as holidays for which the School is closed for students.
|January 16||Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed)|
|January 17||First Day of Spring Semester|
|March 20-24||Spring Break|
|May 19||Last Day of Spring Semester|
|August 21||First Day of Fall Semester|
|September 4||Labor Day (School Closed)|
|November 23-24||Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)|
|December 22||Last Day of Fall Semester|
School Holidays and Closings
The School of Pharmacy anticipates dramatically reduced operations around the Independence Day break in July and the Winter Break in December and January.
|Holiday||Date Earned||Date Observed|
|New Year's Day (2017)||January 1, 2017||January 2, 2017|
|Martin Luther King's Birthday||January 2, 2017||January 16, 2017|
|Lincoln's Birthday (Former)||February 12, 2017||FLOATER: See notes below|
|Presidents' Day||February 20, 2017||December 26, 2017|
|Maryland Day (Former)||March 25, 2017||December 27, 2017|
|Good Friday (Former)||April 14, 2017||FLOATER: See notes below|
|Memorial Day||May 29, 2017||May 29, 2017|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2017||July 4, 2017|
|Labor Day||September 4, 2017||September 4, 2017|
|Columbus Day||October 9, 2017||December 28, 2017|
|Veteran's Day||November 11, 2017||December 29, 2017|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 23, 2017||November 23, 2017|
|Thanksgiving Break||November 24, 2017||November 24, 2017|
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2017||December 25, 2017|
|New Year's Day (2018)||January 1, 2018||January 2, 2018|
Notes for Employees
A holiday may be used at any time after it is earned. While the schedule below is the standard for observing holidays and winter breaks, schools and departments that have programs or functions that require employees to be present during these times may institute alternative schedules. Please note that holidays must be used during the calendar year that they are earned and cannot be carried over into the next year.
Employees should review the SOP 2017 Holiday Schedule by Employee Type chart (login required) to confirm the holidays they earn.
For 2017 there are two unscheduled floater holidays, February 12, 2017 and April 14, 2017. Employees who earned floater holidays may use them following the calendar date of occurrence. Employees are responsible for working with their immediate supervisor for scheduling and using floater holidays during the calendar year in which the holiday occurs.
Employees should discuss this holiday schedule with their immediate supervisor to ensure they have earned the holiday and to determine if there are operational needs that prohibit them from using the holiday on the scheduled observance date.
Questions? Contact the SOP Payroll-Human Resources Services Office at 410-706-7298.
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