Holiday & Intersession Announcement

To All Boston University Faculty & Staff:

I am pleased to announce our Holiday and Intersession schedule for the period September 2022 through August 2023.

Boston University will observe an Intersession Holiday 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 to 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.

A complete list of the University Holidays and Intersession dates through Independence Day 2023 can be found on the Boston University website,

We are pleased to share that the total number of Holidays and Intersession days totals 17 ½ days, which includes an extra half day before the traditional start of Intersession break. This exceeds 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