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Pay Dates

William & Mary follows the Commonwealth's pay dates but not all of the same holiday schedules.

Holiday Leave

Benefit eligible employees receive the following paid holidays:

  1. New Year's Day - January 1

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 3rd Monday in January

  3. George Washington Day - 3rd Monday in February*

  4. Memorial Day - Last Monday in May

  5. Juneteenth - June 19

  6. Independence Day - July 4

  7. Labor Day - 1st Monday in September

  8. Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October*

  9. Election Day - Tuesday following the 1st Monday in November

  10. Veteran's Day - November 11*

  11. Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November

  12. The day after Thanksgiving

  13. Christmas Day - December 25

* The Provost publishes a holiday schedule each year for W&M to shift these state holidays to the winter break (Christmas through New Year's) and enable the university to close during that period. Essential personnel may be required to work during these times. This leave is non-cumulative and no severance payments are made with respect to unused holiday leave.