Designated University Holidays




Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Monday, January 19

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 16

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

Independence Day

Friday, July 3

Labor Day

Monday, September 7

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27

Winter Holiday

Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25

New Year's Day

Friday, January 1, 2016

Winter Closure*

Monday, December 21, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016.
Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Floating Holiday

Date mutually agreed upon between employee and supervisor. 

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*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.

Eligibility for Paid Holidays

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).

Floating Holiday

A floating holiday is available to all regular employees January 1 of the calendar year and can be taken any time within that calendar year, with supervisory approval.

Holiday Pay Policy

For Stanford’s policy on paid holidays, please refer to Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.13.


Temporary and casual employees are not eligible for paid holidays or a floating holiday.