Attendance & Leave

Holiday Schedule


Faculty, Administration and Staff employees enjoy ten paid holidays. Some Temporary Employees are eligible for paid holidays, see below.

The University President may approve floating holidays each calendar year. These are generally announced during the Fall Semester.  While most offices will close, there will be exceptions due to the nature of work performed.  These decisions are made by the Vice Presidents and Deans on a case-by-case basis.

2024 Paid Holidays

New Year's Day (Monday, January 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (Monday, January 15)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)
Juneteenth Day (Wednesday, June 19)
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4)
Labor Day (Monday, September 2)
Veteran's Day (Monday, November 11)
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28)
Day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 29)
Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25)
New Year's Day 2025 (Wednesday, January 1)


2024 Floating Holidays


Additional Winter Break Holidays


Note: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the holiday is observed on Friday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday.

Temporary Employees

Although most Temporary employees are not eligible to be paid for these days off, the following employee groups are paid for holidays:

  • Professional, salaried Temporary.
  • Salaried Graduate Assistants/Associates covered by the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Adjunct faculty who are working their regularly required work schedule.

Staff Employees Personal Holiday

Regular full-time and part-time Staff employees are entitled to one personal holiday each calendar year. For the purpose of determining eligibility for a personal holiday, a regular employee is one who has completed a probationary period without a break in service. A personal holiday is credited to eligible employees on January 1 each year, or on the date the employee completes his/her probationary period in any Staff class. A personal holiday is requested in the same manner as other types of leave and must be taken in the same day (cannot be taken in hourly increments) by the employee on or before the close of business on December 31 each year, or it is forfeited.

Holiday pay/Employee Separation (Staff & Administration Employees)

Click here to view the Holiday Pay/Employee Separation list of FAQs. Detailed information is also available in the USF Regulation 10.203.

Refer to the A&L Guide for Employees for Holiday Hours/Pay, Staff Personal Holidays, and Observance of Religious Holy Days.