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
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New Year's DayFriday,
January 1
Monday,
January 3
Monday,
January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday,
January 18
Monday,
January 17

Monday, January 16

Memorial DayMonday,
May 31
Monday,
May 30

Monday, May 29

Independence DayMonday,
July 5
Monday,
July 4
Tuesday,
July 4
Labor DayMonday,
September 6
Monday,
September 5
Monday,
September 4
Thanksgiving

Thursday,
November 25

Friday,
November 26

Thursday,
November 24

Friday,
November 25

Thursday,
November 23

Friday,
November 24

Christmas

Friday,
December 24

Monday,
December 27

Friday,
December 23

Monday,
December 26

Friday,
December 22

Monday,
December 25

Winter Recess

Tuesday, December 28

Wednesday, December 29

Thursday, December 30

Tuesday, December 27

Wednesday, December 28

Thursday, December 29

Tuesday, December 26

Wednesday, December 27

Thursday, December 28

New Year's EveFriday,
December 31
Friday,
December 30
Friday, December 29

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. Request a copy of the calendar.