The University recognizes the following holidays and paid days off each year:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Winter Closure (3 weekdays between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve)
  • New Year's Eve
  • Full-time employees and eligible part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least half a day on a holiday or paid day off will receive pay for the number of hours that they would have normally worked on that day*.
  • Some departments are open when the University is closed. In the event that employees are scheduled to work on a published holiday or paid day off, they will be provided another paid day off within the fiscal year. Employees who are required to work on a holiday may be paid at a rate of time and one-half for all hours worked and should check with their supervisor for details.
  • The University employs faculty and staff from various religious backgrounds. While operating requirements of the departments must be met, reasonable accommodations in arranging work schedules to permit employees to meet commitments of all faiths will be extended, or time off may be charged to vacation.
  • Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for information about eligibility and pay for holidays and paid days off.

* Employees must be in paid status at least one business day prior to the holiday or paid day off.

USF Holiday Schedule for Staff

Holiday/Paid Day Off 2020 2021
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2020 Monday, January 18, 2021
President's Day Monday, February 17, 2020 Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 10, 2020 Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020 Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2020 (observed) Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020 Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thursday, November 25, 2021
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2020 Friday, November 26, 2021
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020 Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020 Monday, December 27, 2021 (observed)
Winter closure Monday, December 28, 2020 Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Winter closure Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Winter closure Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Thursday, December 30, 2021
New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31, 2020

Friday, December 31, 2021

(*Monday, January 3, 2022 will be observed for the New Year's Holiday)

Add Holidays to your Google DonsApps Calendar

To add the USF Holiday Calendar to your DonsApps calendar:

  1. Open your DonsApps calendar.
  2. Next to the "Other Calendars" heading in the bottom left corner, left-click the down arrow icon ▼ and select "Add by Url".
  3. Copy and paste the following url into the "Url" field and select "Add Calendar":
  4. You should now see "USF Holiday Calendar" listed under the "Other Calendars" heading on the left. Clicking on the calendar name will toggle the calendar view on/off.