Stanford recognizes these annual holidays, which are paid days off for eligible employees.
|Holiday||2015 date||2016 date|
New Year's Day
|Thursday, Jan. 1||Friday, Jan. 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, Jan. 19||Monday, Jan. 18|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, Feb. 16||Monday, Feb. 15|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25||Monday, May 30|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 3||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept. 7||Monday, Sept. 5|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27||Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25|
|Winter Holidays*||Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday Dec. 25||Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26|
|Winter Closure*||Monday, Dec. 21, 2015–Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Regular operations resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
|To be determined and announced in spring 2016.|
|Floating Holiday**||Date mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor|
In addition to the paid winter holidays*, the university's winter closure will take place from Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Regular operations will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Employees in operational units that observe winter closure will receive holiday pay for holidays that fall during the closure, and may use available PTO, floating holiday, accrued vacation, unpaid time off, or any combination of these, on the remaining closure days.
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, which is 50 percent or more of regular full‐time employment, also known as FTE.
Temporary and casual employees are not eligible for paid holidays or a floating holiday.
For international holiday policies and schedules, please refer to Offerings for Global Staff.
A floating holiday is available to all regular employees Jan. 1 of the calendar year and can be taken any time within that calendar year, with supervisory approval.
For Stanford’s policy on paid holidays, please refer to Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.13.