Wellness and Additional Time Off

By Daniel DiPrinzio | December 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

As we come to the close of the fall 2021 academic semester, we are reminded of the extraordinary efforts and commitment that you have displayed throughout the past calendar year.  University leadership appreciates the insights and needs expressed by faculty and staff governance groups, including suggestions to enhance the wellbeing of our community. 

We’d like to share with you the holiday schedule for the 2022 calendar year in advance. We are excited to announce two personal “wellness” days offered that we hope will provide colleagues with time for rest and relaxation.

Additional Time Off for Full-time Staff in Spring 2022

The President’s Cabinet has approved two additional Personal “Wellness” Days for staff to be used during the calendar year. The two additional days will be loaded into time off banks for full-time employees effective January 1, 2022. Any staff members with questions regarding the additional time off should contact their supervisors or Human Resources. 

2022 Staff Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day Observation – Monday, Jan. 3
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 17
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30
  • Independence Day – Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 5
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25
  • Christmas Eve Observation – Friday, Dec. 23
  • Winter Break – Monday, Dec. 26 – Friday, Dec. 30

Arcadia is planning events to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Stay tuned for more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@arcadia.edu. I wish you and your families a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and New Year. 


Be well,

Mary E. Sweeney, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Experience