Stanford recognizes these holidays, which are paid days off for eligible employees.
|HOLIDAY||2019 Dates||2020 Dates|
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, January 1, 2019||Wednesday, January 1, 2020|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 21, 2019||Monday, January 20, 2020|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, February 18, 2019||Monday, February 17, 2020|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27, 2019||Monday, May 25, 2020|
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 4, 2019||Friday, July 3, 2020|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2, 2019||Monday, September 7, 2020|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29, 2019||Thursday, November 26; Friday, November 27, 2020|
|Winter holidays*||Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25, 2019||Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25, 2020|
The winter close will be from Monday, December 23, 2019, through Friday, January 3, 2020, with the following dates designated as university holidays:
Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020
|Winter Close 2020/2021 to be announced in spring quarter, 2020|
|Floating holiday**||Date mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor||Date mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor.|
*Employees in operational areas that observe winter close 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. In addition to the designated university holidays, leaders have approved three extra days off with pay for employees working in departments that close for the entire period of December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020.
**Note: Temporary and casual employees are not eligible for paid holidays or a floating holiday.
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).
A floating holiday is available to all regular employees January 1 of the calendar year and can be taken at any time within that calendar year, with supervisory approval.
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.
For international holiday policies and schedules, see Offerings for Global Staff.
Additional Information about WINTER HOLIDAYS/CLOSE
In addition to the paid winter holidays, the university's winter close takes place between fall and winter academic quarters. Employees in operational areas that observe winter close 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. The winter close dates are set by senior leadership after reviewing the Stanford academic calendar as well as the close dates for area school districts and balancing several other factors. The timing may affect individuals and departments differently, but the overall goal is to provide an opportunity for a meaningful break from work.