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Juneteenth holiday to be observed this year on June 20

From: Human Resources

The university will be closed on June 20, 2022, and classes will be cancelled in observance of Juneteenth. This will be a paid holiday for all eligible faculty and staff.

In April, the University Council approved Juneteenth as an official university holiday to recognize the significance of June 19, 1865. On that day, the last enslaved Americans in the former Confederate States learned of the freedom granted to them by the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued more than two years earlier.

Because June 19 falls on a Sunday this year, Juneteenth will be observed by Virginia Tech on Monday, June 20.

University Policy 4315: Guidelines on Holidays, the Human Resources site, and other university sites have been updated to include Juneteenth as a nationally observed holiday.

Specific information related to leave reporting will be shared with department leave representatives from the Leave Team for the impacted period. 

For additional questions, please contact your department’s HR representative or the HR Service Center at or 540-231-9331.

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