Stanford recognizes these holidays, which are paid days off for eligible employees.
New Year's Day
|Monday, Jan. 2|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, Jan. 16|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, Feb. 20|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept. 4|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24|
|Winter Holidays*||Monday, December 25, 2017; Tuesday, December 26, 2017; Monday, January 1, 2018|
|Winter Closure*||From Monday, December 25, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018; regular operations resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. Designated university holidays during this time period are: Monday and Tuesday, December 25 & 26, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018.|
|Floating Holiday**||Date mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor|
In addition to the paid winter holidays, the university's winter closure takes place between fall and winter academic quarters. Employees in organizational areas that observe winter closure will receive holiday pay for university 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 each January 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.