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.


Mon, Jan 1, 2024

Winter Break

Mon, Jan 15, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mon, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day

Wed, Jun 19, 2024


Thu, Jul 4, 2024

Independence Day

Fri, Jul 5, 2024

Independence Day

Mon, Sep 2, 2024

Wed, Nov 27, 2024

Thanksgiving - Half Day

Thu, Nov 28, 2024


Fri, Nov 29, 2024