Holidays

Emory University provides 10 holidays per year plus two floating holidays to eligible employees.

Floating Holidays

Two floating holidays are available at the beginning of each calendar year and must be taken in the calendar year in which they are given. They do not roll over, so if you don't use them, they are lost.

For new hires, if you are hired on or after July 1, you will only receive one floating holiday in your first year.

Holiday Schedule

The chart below shows Emory's observed holidays for the next several years.

Emory University Holiday Schedule
201920202021
New Year's DayTuesday, January 1Wednesday,
January 1
Friday,
January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 21Monday,
January 20
Monday,
January 18
Memorial DayMonday, May 27Monday,
May 25
Monday,
May 31
Independence DayThursday, July 4Friday,
July 3
Monday,
July 5
Labor DayMonday, September 2Monday,
September 7
Monday,
September 6
Thanksgiving

Thursday,
November 28

Friday,
November 29

Thursday,
November 26

Friday,
November 27

Thursday,
November 25

Friday,
November 26

Christmas

Tuesday,
December 24

Wednesday,
December 25

Thursday,
December 24

Friday,
December 25

Friday,
December 24

Monday,
December 27

Winter Recess

Thursday, December 26

Friday, December 27

Monday, December 30

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 29

Wednesday, December 30

Tuesday, December 28

Wednesday, December 29

Thursday, December 30

New Year's EveTuesday, December 31Thursday,
December 31
Friday,
December 31

Download or print the holiday schedule

Due to operational needs, some employees must work on university holidays.

Consideration must also be given to employees wishing to take leave for religious observances not recognized as university holidays. This time off can be taken as vacation leave or as floating holidays, and should not be denied to employees unless it creates undue hardship within a department.

View Holidays Policy