As a reminder, the University of Illinois System will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 17, 2022.
The first observance of the Juneteenth holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year, will occur on the preceding Friday to accommodate academic scheduling. Going forward, it will be observed on the date of June 19 when it occurs on a weekday, or following forthcoming state guidance for observance when it falls on a weekend.
The annual observance of this historic day will provide us with an opportunity not only for celebration, but also for continued engagement and conversation toward eradicating racism and encouraging social equity.
Events will be held throughout our campus communities:
While eligible faculty and staff will receive paid holiday time, the University of Illinois System never fully closes and essential operations will continue. Holiday usage and pay policies will apply, as they do for other designated holidays.
Questions regarding holiday schedules may be directed to your university or system human resources office.