Holiday & Intersession Announcement

To All Boston University Faculty & Staff:

I am pleased to announce our Holiday and Intersession schedule from September 2023 through August 2024.

A complete list of the University Holidays and Intersession dates through Independence Day 2024 can be found on the Boston University website,

Boston University will observe an Intersession Holiday period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements will receive time off at their regular rate of pay during Intersession. Employees who are required to work and to perform essential services will receive compensatory time off at a later time in accordance with the Emergency University Closing Policy. As you may know, time off and pay during Intersession for represented employees are governed by their collective bargaining agreements.

We are pleased to note that the total number of Holidays and Intersession days is 17 days. This continues to exceed the number of days offered by most Boston-area employers.

If you have any questions regarding this schedule, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at 617-353-2380 or


Amanda Bailey,
Vice President for Human Resources