Diermeier announces two paid administrative closure days to precede winter break

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today that Vanderbilt University will grant two administrative closure days during the month of December in acknowledgment and celebration of employees’ hard work during the year.

“To show my appreciation for all your hard work, I’m adding two administrative days to winter break this year,” Diermeier said at a virtual all-staff meeting held Nov. 18. “I hope you can all use that extra time to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation and time with your loved ones. Your work every day, your dedication, makes Vanderbilt great.”

The two paid administrative closure days will be observed on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22, directly preceding Vanderbilt’s winter break for university employees, when the university will be closed Dec. 23–Jan. 2.

As a residential and research institution, Vanderbilt University never completely closes. Staff who are required to work on the administrative closure days or over winter break will receive alternate days off or pay for the administrative days, at management’s discretion.