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U.S. Holidays

Below is a list of important holidays in the United States. All banks and federal government offices are closed and mail is not delivered on any of the days listed below. Edgewood College is closed only on those holidays marked with an *. Refer to Edgewood’s academic calendar in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogues for a comprehensive schedule.

*New Year’s Day January 1
*Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday closest to January 15
Presidents’ Day Third Monday in February
*Easter Sunday Varying date
*Memorial Day Last Monday in May
*Independence Day July 4
*Labor Day First Monday in September
Columbus Day Second Monday in October
Veterans’ Day November 11
*Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
*Christmas Day December 25

Listed below are other holidays that do not affect college, business, or government schedules, but are commonly celebrated in the United States.

  • Valentine’s Day February 14
  • Saint Patrick’s Day March 17
  • Mother’s Day Second Sunday in May
  • Father’s Day Third Sunday in June
  • Halloween October 31

What's Happening


March 12-16 (CGE Open)

Spring Break

March 23

Summmer 2018 Study Abroad Application Deadline / FLP Summer 2018 Form Deadline

March 30 - April 2 (CGE Closed)

Easter Holiday 

April 6

Faculty-Led Program and Scholarship Deadline for Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 Travel (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cambodia, St. Lucia)

April 13

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 1 (Summer and Fall 2018, Year 2018-2019)

April 20

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 2 (Summer and Fall 2018, Year 2018-2019)

April 27

Scholarship Application Deadline (Summer and Fall 2018, Year 2018-2019) 
Spring 2019 Program and Scholarship Application Deadline
Semester Form Deadline  (Summer and Fall 2018, Year 2018-2019)

May 11

Last Day of Class

May 14-18

Final Exams

May 20


May 22 - August 10 (CGE Limited Summer Hours)

Summer Session
*4th of July - CGE Closed

August 15-17

New International Student Orientation 

August 22 4-5pm Nona McGreal

New International Student Welcome Reception

September 3 (CGE Closed)

Labor Day

September 12 11am-2pm Predolin Terrace 

Study Abroad Fair 

October 1-2  (CGE Open)

Fall Break 

October  12

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 1: Spring 2019 Students

October  19

Faculty-Led Program Form Deadline (Winter 2019 Travel)

October  26

Pre-Departure Orientation Session 2: Spring 2019 Students

November 2

Faculty-Led Program and Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring w/ Spring Break or Summer Travel 2019)
Study Abroad Form Deadline: Spring 2019 

November 5 -9 (Events Announced in Sept)

International Education Week 

November 22-25 (CGE Closed)

Thanksgiving Break

December 10-14

Final Exams

December 24 - Jan 1 (CGE Closed)

Christmas Holiday