The college schedules 11-12 holidays each year and publishes this schedule in advance. Holidays are scheduled for the benefit of employees and should be taken as designated unless there is an emergency or work situation that necessitates an employee to work on a holiday.

2021-2022 Holiday Schedule

Davidson College staff will observe the following scheduled holidays: ​

Holiday Date
Juneteenth 

June 18, 2021 (Friday)

Independence Day

July 5, 2021 (Monday) 

Thanksgiving

November 25-26, 2021 (Thursday-Friday)

Winter Break

December 24, 2021 (Friday), December 27 - December 31, 2021 (Monday-Friday)

​Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2022 (Monday)

Easter Monday

April 18, 2022 (Monday)

Memorial Day

May 30, 2022 (Monday)

2022-2023 Holiday Schedule

Davidson College staff will observe the following scheduled holidays: ​

Holiday Date
Juneteenth 

June 17, 2022 (Friday)

Independence Day

July 4, 2022 (Monday)

Thanksgiving

November 24-25, 2022 (Thursday-Friday)

Winter Break

December 26-30, 2022 (Monday-Friday) - January 2, 2023 (Monday)

​Martin Luther King Day

January 16, 2023 (Monday)

Easter Monday

April 10, 2023 (Monday)

Memorial Day

May 29, 2023 (Monday)

Eligibility

  • Regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for paid holidays.
  • Regular employees whose positions are budgeted for less than 12 months are generally eligible for paid holidays which fall during the months worked.
  • Temporary employees are not eligible to receive holiday pay.

Regular, non-exempt employees will be paid holiday pay for every college holiday on a pro-rated basis whether or not they are scheduled to work on the day on which the holiday falls. Pay is based on eight hours of pay for full-time employees. For example, an employee normally scheduled to work 20 hours a week will receive four hours of holiday pay and an employee scheduled to work 30 hours will receive six hours of holiday pay. Employees that work shifts longer than eight hours will be limited to eight hours of holiday pay.

Employees who wish to take time off for religious holidays not observed by the college may use personal or vacation time for that day.

Holidays are not considered time worked for purposes of overtime.

Payment for Hourly Employees Working on Holidays

Hourly (non-exempt) employees who must work on a college holiday will receive their holiday pay plus time and a half for any hours worked. This policy also applies on holidays when classes are in session.  Employees should only work on the holiday if scheduled to do so by a supervisor.

The following additional weekend days will be paid at time and a half for bi-weekly employees scheduled to work:

  • Saturday and Sunday, May 29, 2021 and May 30, 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 27, 2021 and November 28, 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, December 25, 2021 and December 26, 2021
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 28, 2022 and May 29, 2022

Failure to report for scheduled work on a holiday will result in the forfeit of the holiday pay and is subject to disciplinary action, unless the absence is due to documented illness and the​ staff member has complied with departmental call-in procedures.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources at 704-894-2213.

Religious Observance Calendar

Davidson encourages students, faculty, and staff to be aware and respectful of the diverse religious observances of college community members.

Faculty are encouraged to excuse a student from class attendance on a holy day and to make accommodation for assignment due dates. Offices, departments, and student organizations are encouraged to refrain from scheduling college-wide or other major events on holy days, especially those dates on which people of a given tradition usually do not work or attend school. Students seeking accommodations for class attendance, academic assignments, or athletic practice/events to observe a holy day should contact professors or coaches well in advance with such requests. Supervisors may allow an employee to take a vacation or personal leave day on a holy day.

The Religious Observance Calendar is not a comprehensive list of holy days, but it includes dates of particular significance to traditions represented on campus. A description of each holy day may be found below the calendar. Suggestions for additions to this list may be directed to Chaplain Rob Spach.

Religious Observance Calendar