Holiday schedule

Academic Year 2020-2021

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2020 & Friday, November 27, 2020
Closing between Christmas & New Years
Friday, December 25, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 18, 2021
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, July 5, 2021

Academic Year 2021-2022

Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25, 2021 & Friday, November 26, 2021
Closing between Christmas & New Years
Friday, December 24, 2021 - Monday, January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 2022
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, July 4, 2022

Faculty breaks & holidays

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

Christmas - New Years Holiday Approved Schedule

The American University holiday schedule that appears below for the Christmas - New Years holidays 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.