Holiday Schedule

Benefit-eligible employees receive the following paid holidays. University offices typically close these days, as well.

Some offices or departments may require some minimal coverage during these periods, particularly during the winter break. Managers are responsible for determining the staffing needs of their area. Individuals who work during the December break will receive regular pay for the time worked and will be allowed time off at regular pay at an agreed upon time.


Martin Luther King Day | 1 day
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

Memorial Day | 1 day
Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day | 1 day
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day | 1 day
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

Veterans Day | 
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

In 2019, some programs may not be able to observe Veterans Day with a day off. In that case, those individuals working on November 11, 2019, will be given an extra floating holiday. Any programs or departments that will remain open on Veterans Day are asked to inform Payroll of their decision by July 1, 2019. To assure the addition of the floating holiday for eligible employees, open departments are also asked to supply Payroll with a list of employees who will work on that day. In 2020, the entire University will be closed.

Thanksgiving | 2.5 days
Noon Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 

Winter Break | 7 days
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 (return to work on Thursday, January 2, 2020)

Floating Holidays

Pacific benefit-eligible staff employees receive two paid floating holidays, to be taken at their discretion with prior approval from their supervisor. Floating holidays expire at the end of each calendar year and cannot be accumulated. New hires who start work before May 1 receive two floating holidays in their first calendar year. New hires who start between May 1 and Aug. 31 receive one floating holiday in their first calendar year. New hires who start after Sept. 1 do not receive floating holidays in the first calendar year.