2024 Holiday Schedule

Morehouse School of Medicine recognizes the following legal holidays to be observed by the closing of all departments and offices except where services are essential for school operations.

Holiday Date
New Year’s Holiday (Observance) Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Monday, January 15, 2024
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2024
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Day Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 29, 2024
Christmas Holidays (Observance)

Tuesday, December 24, 2024

Wednesday, December 25, 2024

New Year (Observance)

Tuesday, December 31, 2024

During the last few years, MSM provided one (1) floating holiday in lieu of New Year’s Eve. Employees have one (1) floating holiday available to use in lieu of New Year’s Eve through the end of 2023, with management approval.   

  • Except for unusual circumstances, employees should give their supervisor at least two (2) weeks prior notice of their desire to use their floating holiday.  Employees must have approval from their supervisor before taking the floating holiday. In certain settings (e.g., Clinical, Public Safety, etc.) more time may be required. 
  • Floating Holiday requests should not be denied to employees unless it creates an undue hardship for the department and/or institution.
  • Employees must enter the time in Kronos using the “floating holiday” code (Floating Holiday FLTH). 
  • Exempt (salaried) employees must use the floating holiday in full day increments. Non-exempt (hourly) employees may use the floating holiday in partial increments with management approval. 
  • The floating holiday is not eligible for payout at termination or carryover to calendar year 2024.

Changes for 2024 and Beyond

As we move into calendar year 2024, please note that Morehouse School of Medicine is returning to our standard Holiday Policy.  New Year’s Eve will be observed as an MSM holiday and there will not be a floating holiday.  All holidays are listed on MSM Connect/HR.  

As always, essential services like Public Safety, Center of Laboratory Animal Services, and clinical services must coordinate the observance of holidays (i.e., “adjusted holidays”) with managers.  For example, Morehouse Healthcare – clinical services - may be unable to observe a holiday due to the way it falls during the week.  In this circumstance, the EVP, Health Affairs and Dean, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer and appropriate clinical chair(s), will determine the schedules for Morehouse Healthcare’s offices and work with essential services employees to allow them to observe the holiday on another day.

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 404-752-1600.