UNL Closed Wednesday to Follow National Day of Mourning

Chancellor's Messages

Ronnie D. Green, Ph.D.

UNL Closed Wednesday to Follow National Day of Mourning

Dear UNL Community –

Due to the national significance of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the University of Nebraska will be honoring the National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, December 5. This day will be a paid holiday for all non-essential University employees and classes will be canceled.

I recognize this is the final scheduled week of classes as we work to complete this semester. I am confident that faculty will work directly with their students to ensure they are able to successfully complete their work for the term.

For other events, I understand the difficulty this may cause and recommend calling ahead to learn about alternative scheduling. The events site, events.unl.edu, will be updated as information is provided.

President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order declaring Wednesday a National Day of Mourning, meaning the federal government will be closed. Governor Ricketts has also announced a Wednesday closure of Nebraska state government agencies.

Payroll Services will send information to UNL units about how to process and report this leave.  Designated essential employees should continue to report, and will be compensated as established by campus payroll policies and procedures.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as we join our nation in celebrating the life of former President George H.W. Bush.