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University office hours during winter break

From University Relations and Human Resources

Virginia Tech will be closed for winter break between Thursday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. University offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4. During this time, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021, represent the designated holiday leave times for eligible faculty and staff. Employees will need appropriate leave types to cover the applicable work hours on the remaining days of winter break – Dec. 28, Dec. 29, Dec. 30, and Dec. 31. For example, the typical full-time employee who works eight hours Monday through Friday will need 32 hours of leave for these days. The most common types of leave used for this period are annual, family personal, compensatory (holiday comp, overtime comp). Sick leave usage would not be applicable unless an employee has a substantiated illness or has doctor appointments.

Visit the leave page on the Human Resources website for additional information on types of leave. If employees have questions, please speak to your supervisor or contact the HR Service Center at or at 540-231-9331.

The following offices have announced plans for over winter break. Additional offices or departments may have chosen to close and do not appear on this list. Please contact them directly.

The list will run through the final edition of the 2020 calendar year on Dec. 23. To have your information listed, please email

The Controller’s Office will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Office of the University Bursar will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. This office will be closed between Dec. 21 and Dec. 23, but staff will be working remotely during this time. Anyone requiring assistance on those days may contact via email at or or call 540-231-3580 or 540-231-4167.

Risk Management & Student Medical Insurance will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.