22 March 2007


Letter sent to the Student body reads verbatim:

Clemson's Administrative Council has approved a change in the 2007 holiday schedule to accommodate the Tigers' Labor Day football match-up with the Florida State Seminoles.

The Monday, Sept. 3, game -- to be nationally televised on ESPN -- will kick off at 8 p.m. To alleviate some of the challenges inherent in a weekday football game, Clemson will observe a university holiday on that day with no classes and offices closed.

This is NOT an additional holiday, but rather a reassignment of existing holidays. Based on recommendations of a faculty/staff/student task force appointed by President Jim Barker, these adjustments have been made:

Academic Fall Break for students/faculty was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, 16

-- Monday, Oct. 15, will remain a holiday
-- Tuesday, Oct. 16, classes will meet, and the holiday will be observed on Labor Day, Sept. 3

Fall Break for staff was originally scheduled for Oct. 15
-- Monday, Oct. 15, offices will be open, and the holiday will be observed on Labor Day, Sept. 3

Staff who previously selected Sept. 3, 2007, as their optional holiday should logon the leave system and select another date. Any leave that has not yet passed, even if it has been approved by a supervisor, can be changed at either the employee or supervisor level.

As with Saturday football games, essential personnel will be required to work on the Sept. 3 holiday. These arrangements will be worked out between employees and supervisors.

"As we saw last year when ESPN's College GameDay came to Clemson for the Georgia Tech game, this Labor Day evening game will be a great opportunity to showcase Clemson University," said Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips. "It will bring great exposure for the university as we strive to become a Top 20 national public university."

Also, apologies for not posting that much this week as I've been on Spring Break and Chili has been gearing up for a move. Although you can check out the recap of last nights stellar basketball game here.