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 *
2022-2023 Academic Year Contract Dates
Academic Year Contract Dates 8/15/2022 to 5/26/2023 **
Fall Semester Contract Dates 8/15/2022 to 1/1/2023
Spring Semester Contract Dates 1/16/2023 to 5/26/2023 **

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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

2022-2023 Contract Working Days **

Fall Semester
August 13
September 22
October 21
November 22
December 22
Total 100
Spring Semester **
January 12
February 20
March 23
April 20
May 20
Total 95
Summer
May 13
June 22
July 21
August 10
 
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 5/26/2023 ** 8/15/2022 to 1/1/2023 1/16/2023 to 5/26/2023 **
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. Original spring 2022 contract dates prior to the BOR update were January 3, 2022 through May 13, 2022.

** The spring 2023 academic calendar was updated by the Board of Regents on April 8, 2022 to include a three-week "Pre-Session" January 3-20, 2023. Regular spring semester courses will begin January 23, 2023, and the last day of final exams will be May 19, 2023. 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 two weeks of work from academic year employees, working days for academic year employees for the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year will be effectively shifted by two weeks: although the first working day following the New Year's holiday (as defined by the President) will be January 2, 2023, academic year employees will not be expected to resume their contracts following the New Year's holiday until January 16, 2023 (effectively January 17, 2023 since January 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and will be expected to continue their work through May 26, 2023. Original spring 2023 contract dates prior to the BOR update were January 2, 2023 through May 12, 2023.