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Bonus Holidays for 2022

November 21, 2022

Dear SLU staff and faculty,

The weather has turned brisk, and the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. This is a time of gratitude and gathering – a time for renewal with family and loved ones. 

We have been through a lot in the past few years. But throughout the fall semester, I have felt an increasing sense of lightness and hope. I see the same in our University community. Changed as we are by all that we have experienced, we are living our mission and values in inspiring ways. 

I am deeply grateful for each of you. Each day, you show care for students and one another. You maintain and beautify our campus. You teach innovative courses. You advance research and scholarship that serve humanity. You do work that changes lives for the better. 

SLU is thriving because of you. 

In gratitude for all that you do, the leadership team will add December 28 and 29 as bonus holidays. The University will be closed from December 23 through January 2. Some employees will be required to report to work, because their job roles are essential to University operations. We are especially grateful for your dedication; you can bank these extra holidays to use at a future time. 

Fran and I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving. 

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.