Amherst College Holiday Schedule


Regular, full-time staff are entitled to 4.5 floating holidays per fiscal year. New employees earn floating holidays in their first fiscal year of employment on a pro-rated basis. Floating holidays are also prorated for employees working an academic year and/or part-time. The selection of the dates of floating holidays by the employee is subject to the approval of the Supervisor or Department Head/Chair. There is no payment for floating holidays not taken, nor do they accumulate from one fiscal year to the next.

For information about religious holidays, please visit the Religious Life page.


Fri, Jan 1, 2021

New Year's Day

Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Mon, Jul 5, 2021

Independence Day

Mon, Sep 6, 2021

Wed, Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving - Half Day

Thu, Nov 25, 2021


Fri, Nov 26, 2021


Fri, Dec 24, 2021

Fri, Dec 31, 2021