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University Holiday Schedule

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Stanford provides holiday paid days off for eligible employees.

New Year’s Day Monday, January 2, 2023 Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023 Monday, January 15, 2024
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20, 2023 Monday, February 19, 2024
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023 Monday, May 27, 2024
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023 Monday, September 2, 2024
Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23; Friday, November 24, 2023 Thursday, November 28; Friday, November 29, 2024
Winter Holidays Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Tuesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 25, 2024
University Winter Closure Winter Closure is Thursday, December 21, 2023 through Wednesday, January 3, 2024, with regular operations resuming on Thursday, January 4, 2024.** The 2024/2025 Winter Closure dates to be announced in spring 2024
Floating Holidays Dates mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor. Dates mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor.

*The holiday schedule for these years is provided for planning purposes and may be subject to change.

**This year, for areas that close for the entire period of December 21, 2023, through January 3, 2024, the University will provide three (3) additional days off with pay. The additional days off with pay may be taken on any normal workday during the close period that is not an employee’s regularly scheduled day off or a designated University holiday.  For the other regular workdays during close period that are not designated by the University as official holidays or a paid day off, employees may use accrued vacation time, any available PTO, approved time off without pay, or any combination thereof. 

Note: Temporary and casual employees are not eligible for paid holidays or floating holidays.

Eligibility for Paid Holidays: Regular staff employees are eligible for paid holidays beginning on their first day of employment if they 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 holidays (16 hours) are available to all regular staff employees on January 1 of the calendar year and can be taken at any time within that calendar year, with supervisory approval. Employees represented by either SEIU or SDSA should consult their respective collective bargaining agreements.

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.