It’s official. Starting May 2014, UNCG will observe Memorial Day as a university holiday.

On that day, offices will be closed and classes will not be held.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady, who has advocated the change to the university calendar, recently gave her official approval, as did the faculty and staff senates

On Memorial Day, most schools are closed. Many offices in the private sector are closed. The change will allow UNCG students and employees to more readily honor those Americans who’ve fallen in military service.

“UNCG is recognized as a military-friendly university,” Brady said. “Making Memorial Day an official university holiday reinforces our commitment to veterans, service members and their families.”

Story by Mike Harris