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University Holiday Schedule

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Stanford provides holiday paid days off for eligible employees.

New Year’s DayMonday, January 1, 2024Wednesday, January 1, 2025
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 15, 2024Monday, January 20, 2025
Presidents’ DayMonday, February 19, 2024Monday, February 17, 2025
Memorial DayMonday, May 27, 2024Monday, May 26, 2025
Independence DayThursday, July 4, 2024Friday, July 4, 2025
Labor DayMonday, September 2, 2024Monday, September 1, 2025
Thanksgiving Day; Friday after ThanksgivingThursday, November 28; Friday, November 29, 2024Thursday, November 27; Friday, November 28, 2025
Winter HolidaysTuesday, December 24; Wednesday, December 25, 2024Wednesday, December 24, 2025; Thursday, December 25, 2025
University Winter ClosureMonday, December 23, 2024, through Friday, January 3, 2025The 2025/2026 Winter Closure dates to be announced in spring 2025.
Floating HolidaysDates mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor.Dates mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor.

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

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.