Important Update Regarding Fiscal Year ’21 Vacation Time

Dear Colleagues:

This time last year, we were in the thick of our university’s pandemic response. The commitment of our faculty and staff to Syracuse University made this last academic year possible. It also meant that countless members of our community were unable to take all their vacation days during the last fiscal year, whether due to the need to attend to University work or challenges related to travel or family gatherings. Given the unusual nature of this past year and our community’s tremendous dedication to ensuring a safe and fulfilling academic year, we are allowing faculty and staff to carry over up to five unused vacation days into fiscal year 2022, beginning July 1.

You are encouraged to take time off this summer to disconnect, relax and recharge. As always, please coordinate your vacation time with your supervisor. And, if you plan to roll over up to five vacation days, you are asked to secure approval from your dean, senior vice president or unit leader.

Thank you for your continued hard work, commitment and selflessness. I wish you a happy, healthy and safe summer.


Andrew R. Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer