The holiday schedule for Villanova University includes nine paid holidays and up to six additional days off for the time between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. 

The University President has the discretion to declare Additional Days Off throughout the year. Employees in certain departments may be required to work on these Additional Days Off.



New Year's Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023
Easter  Friday, April 7, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23, 2023
Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Friday, December 22, 2023 through Friday, December 29, 2023
New Year's Monday, January 1, 2024


Starting January 1, 2023, full time and part time employees may schedule one floating holiday for a religious/cultural observation or for a special occasion not recognized on the official holiday schedule. This observance must be approved in advance with your supervisor in order to ensure operational staffing needs. Employees hired on or after December 1st will not receive the floating holiday for that year. 


All PT employees will be entitled to 5 hours of holiday credit on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, MLK Day and Easter Monday along with one (1) floating holiday. Employees in certain departments may be required to work on these holidays.  

If a holiday falls on an employee's vacation or sick day, the day will not be charged to the employee's vacation or sick leave banks. In order to receive holiday pay, an employee must work his/her scheduled workdays before and after the holiday, unless such absence is occasioned by illness or accident, in which case, the day the employee returns to work he/she shall furnish the University with a certificate from a licensed physician stating that the specific absence and length of such absence was due to an illness or accident.

Part time employees starting mid-year will receive a prorated share of holidays in the year in which they start.

Bargaining unit employees should consult their contract for a list of paid holidays.