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Williams College Employee Handbook

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College Holiday Policy

Staff in regular or term positions working at least half-time are eligible for paid holidays.

Staff in Dining Services, Health Center, Library, Heating Plant, Children's Center and Security should contact their supervisors about the specific holidays taken in their departments.

You can add the Williams College Holidays Calendar to your Google Calendar - just click Add to Google Calendar on the bottom right when viewing the calendar.

The College recognizes the following holidays: 



2014 - 2015


Independence Day

Friday, July 4, 2014


Labor Day

Monday, September 1, 2014


Columbus Day

Monday, October 13, 2014


Thanksgiving and the day after

Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014


Christmas Eve and Day

Wednesday & Thursday, December 24 & 25, 2014

**Staff Winter BreakFriday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 26, 29, 30 & 31, 2014


New Year's Day

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2015


Floating holiday

The College provides one floating holiday that may be used at the employee's discretion. It will not carry forward into the next fiscal year and is forfeited if unused. Use of this holiday should be arranged in advance.

*The College is officially closed on these days and only essential services are maintained. Employees required to work during these holidays will receive premium pay (straight time plus time and one-half for hours worked).
**The College remains in operation during these holidays, but administrative offices may close or curtail services. Employees working during these holidays will receive an alternate day off to be taken within the fiscal year.

Holidays falling on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall during an employee's vacation will be treated as a holiday.

Christmas Holidays

If Christmas falls on:

Holiday is observed on:


Friday and Monday

Monday or Tuesday

Monday and Tuesday


Tuesday and Wednesday

Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Thursday and Friday


Faculty Handbook . | . Administrative Staff Handbook . | . Support Staff Handbook