Contract Dates and Working Days

The following dates are used for faculty on academic year appointments. The number of working days in a month can be used to calculate prorated salaries for faculty not starting or ending on the first or last day of an academic year appointment.

While academic year employees do not accrue vacation days, Section 3.4.2 of the BOR Bylaws specify:

For members of the academic-year staff, vacations are fixed by the University calendar for the academic year, normally the period between the end of the first academic term and the first working day following the New Year's holiday (as defined by the President), and the period of the Fall and Spring Recesses.

Academic Year Contract Dates

2021-2022 Academic Year Contract Dates
Academic Year Contract Dates 8/16/2021 to 5/20/2022*
Fall Semester Contract Dates 8/16/2021 to 1/2/2022
Spring Semester Contract Dates 1/10/2022 to 5/20/2022

2020-2021 Contract Working Days

Fall Semester
August 11
September 22
October 22
November 21
December 23
January 1
Total 100
Spring Semester
January 20
February 20
March 23
April 22
May 10
 
Total 95
Summer
May 11
June 22
July 22
August 11
 
 
Total 66

2021-2022 Contract Working Days *

Fall Semester
August 12
September 22
October 21
November 22
December 23
Total 100
Spring Semester
January 16
February 20
March 23
April 21
May 15
Total 95
Summer
May 12
June 22
July 21
August 11
 
Total 66

Future Contract Working Days

Academic Year Academic Year Date Fall Semester Date Spring Semester Date
2021/2022* 8/16/2021 to 5/20/2022* 8/16/2021 to 1/2/2022 1/10/2022 to 5/20/2022*
2022/2023 8/15/2022 to 5/12/2023 8/15/2022 to 1/1/2023 1/2/2023 to 5/12/2023
2023/2024 8/14/2023 to 5/10/2024 8/14/2023 to 12/31/2023 1/1/2024 to 5/10/2024
2024/2025 8/19/2024 to 5/16/2025 8/19/2024 to 1/5/2025 1/6/2025 to 5/16/2025
2025/2026 8/18/2025 to 5/15/2026 8/18/2025 to 1/4/2026 1/5/2026 to 5/15/2026
2026/2027 8/17/2026 to 5/14/2027 8/17/2026 to 1/3/2027 1/4/2027 to 5/14/2027
2027/2028 8/16/2027 to 5/12/2028 8/16/2027 to 1/2/2028 1/3/2028 to 5/12/2028
2028/2029 8/14/2028 to 5/11/2029 8/14/2028 to 12/31/2028 1/1/2029 to 5/11/2029
2029/2030 8/13/2029 to 5/10/2030 8/13/2029 to 12/30/2029 12/31/2029 to 5/10/2030

* The spring 2022 academic calendar was updated by the Board of Regents on April 9, 2021 to include a two-week "Pre-Session" January 3-14, 2022. Regular spring semester courses will begin January 18, 2022, and the last day of final exams will be May 13, 2022. Faculty with academic year (AY) contracts are traditionally required to report for duty one week prior to the start of classes and to remain one week after finals week to allow for grading and end-of-year meetings. To facilitate this without requiring an additional week of work from academic year employees, working days for academic year employees for the 2021-2022 academic year will be effectively shifted by one week: although the first working day following the New Year's holiday (as defined by the President) will be January 3, 2022, academic year employees will not be expected to resume their contracts following the New Year's holiday until January 10, 2022 and will be expected to continue their work through May 20, 2022.