Illinois State University will mark the observance of Juneteenth on Friday, June 17, 2022. Classes are cancelled and University offices will be closed, except for necessary operations.

Juneteenth commemorates the day when U.S Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, on June 19, 1865, with news that 250,000 remaining men, women, and children enslaved under the Confederacy were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Find out more about this important event in American history
Holiday usage and pay policies will apply, as they do for other designated holidays. Questions regarding holiday schedules may be directed to Human Resources