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 2018 2019
New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2018 Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15, 2018 Monday, January 21, 2019
President's Day Monday, February 19, 2018 Monday, February 18, 2019
Good Friday Friday, March 30, 2018 Friday, April 19, 2019
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018 Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018 Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thursday, November 28, 2019
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 23, 2018 Friday, November 29, 2019
Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2018 Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Winter closure Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Thursday, December 26, 2019
Winter closure Thursday, December 27, 2018 Friday, December 27, 2019
Winter closure Friday, December 28, 2018 Monday, December 30, 2019
New Year's Eve Monday, December 31, 2018 Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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.