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Pay Dates and Holidays

Pay Dates

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.

Holiday Leave

Full-time, benefit-eligible, employees receive the following 13 paid holidays:

Paid Holidays FT Benefit Eligible
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
Labor 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:

Paid Holidays PT
New Year's Day Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Day
Independence Day