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University operations 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.

Virginia Tech News will compile a list of offices, centers, and units that will be closed or run on limited hours during the break between Dec. 24 and Jan. 1, including those that may run on limited schedules until the spring semester begins on Jan. 19, 2021. To have your information listed, please email The list will begin to appear in the Virginia Tech Daily email in early December and run through the final edition of the 2020 calendar year on Dec. 23.