Emory University provides 11 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
New Year's DayMonday,
January 1
Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15

Monday, January 20

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

Monday, May 26

JuneteenthWednesday, June 19Thursday, June 19
Independence DayThursday,
July 4
Friday, July 4
Labor DayMonday,
September 2
Monday, September 1

November 28

November 29

Thursday, November 27

Friday, November 28


December 24

December 25

Wednesday. December 24

Thursday, December 25

Winter Recess

Thursday, December 26

Friday, December 27

Monday, December 30

Friday, December 26

Monday, December 29

Tuesday, December 30

New Year's EveTuesday, December 31Wednesday, December 31

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

Holidays Policy

For more information about Emory holidays, view the Holidays Policy.

View Holidays Policy

Religious Observances

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.

Managers are also asked to be mindful of key religious observances when scheduling events, meetings, etc. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life creates an annual calendar which contains contains religious holiday information.