June 1, 2023 - 12:47pm -- shaw.524@osu.edu

The office will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023, in honor of the Juneteenth holiday. Regular business hours will resume on June 20, 2023.

Juneteenth is the annual holiday which commemorates the abolishment of slavery in the United States, celebrated on June 19th. On June 19, 1865, federal troops traveled to Galveston, Texas, to pass on the message that the Civil War had ended and that all African American slaves should be freed. Fifteen years later, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas, and over the next few decades, 46 other states followed suit. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.