William & Mary uses a semi-monthly payroll calendar. Employees receive 24 paychecks in a calendar year (two times per month). Pay days are usually the 1st and 16th of each month. When paydays fall on weekends or holidays, direct deposits are generally made the last workday before the regular pay date. Employees who have yet to sign up for direct deposit will receive checks in the mail, which are typically mailed the day before the pay date. Access the 2023 Pay and Holiday Calendar for specific details.
Full-time, benefit-eligible, employees receive the following 13 paid holidays:
|New Year's Day||Columbus Day*|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Election Day|
|George Washington Day*||Veterans Day*|
|Memorial Day||Thanksgiving Day|
|Juneteenth||Day after Thanksgiving|
|Independence Day||Christmas Day|
The Provost office publishes our annual W&M holiday schedule for the university. The three state holidays noted by * (George Washington Day, Columbus and Veterans Day) shift to the winter break (Christmas through New Year's) and enable the university to close during that extended 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.
Part-time, benefit eligible, employees receive the following 5 holidays:
|New Year's Day||Thanksgiving Day|
|Memorial Day||Christmas Day|