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
20202021
New Year's DayWednesday,
January 1
Friday,
January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday,
January 20
Monday,
January 18
Memorial DayMonday,
May 25
Monday,
May 31
Independence DayFriday,
July 3
Monday,
July 5
Labor DayMonday,
September 7
Monday,
September 6
Thanksgiving

Thursday,
November 26

Friday,
November 27

Thursday,
November 25

Friday,
November 26

Christmas

Thursday,
December 24

Friday,
December 25

Friday,
December 24

Monday,
December 27

Winter Recess

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 29

Wednesday, December 30

Tuesday, December 28

Wednesday, December 29

Thursday, December 30

New Year's EveThursday,
December 31
Friday,
December 31

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