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University Holiday Schedule

University Holiday Schedule

Stanford provides holiday paid days off for eligible employees.

University Holiday 2022 Dates
New Year’s Day Friday, December 31, 2021 (for January 1, 2022)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24; Friday, November 25, 2022
Winter Holidays Friday, December 23; Monday, December 26, 2022
University Winter Closure* 2022 Winter Closure dates to be announced in spring 2022
Floating holidays Dates mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor.

Download the University Holiday Schedule.

*Employees in operational areas that observe Winter closure will receive holiday pay for holidays that fall during the close, and may use available PTO, floating holiday, accrued vacation, unpaid time off, or any combination of these, on the remaining closure days.  **Note: Temporary and casual employees are not eligible for paid holidays or a floating holiday.

Eligibility for Paid Holidays: You are eligible for paid holidays beginning on your first day of employment if you are normally scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week (50% or more of regular full-time employment, also known as FTE).

Floating Holidays: Floating holiday time is available to all regular staff employees January 1 of the calendar year and can be taken at any time within that calendar year, with supervisory approval. In 2022, a second floating holiday is added for regular staff employees for a total of 16 hours.

Holiday Pay Policy: For Stanford’s policy on paid holidays, see Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.13: Paid Holidays. Employees represented by either SEIU or SDSA should consult their respective collective bargaining agreements.

Global Staff: For international holiday policies and schedules, see Offerings for Global Staff.