Attendance & Leave

Holiday Schedule


Faculty, Administration and Staff employees enjoy ten paid holidays. Some Temporary Employees are eligble 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.

2023 Paid Holidays

New Year's Day (Monday, January 2)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (Monday, January 16)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 29)
Juneteenth Day (Monday, June 19)
Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4)
Labor Day (Monday, September 4)
Veteran's Day (Friday, November 10)
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23)
Day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24)
Christmas Day (Monday, December 25)
New Year's Day 2024 (Monday, January 1)

USF will extend the winter break holiday schedule to encompass Thursday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.

2023 Floating Holidays

Friday, December 22
Friday, December 29

Additional Winter Break Holidays

Thursday, December 21
Tuesday, December 26
Wednesday, December 27
Thursday, December 28

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 Staff employees who have successfully completed their probationary period are eligible for one personal holiday each year. Click here to view Personal Holiday FAQs for change to the calendar year effective 7/1/21.

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.