Holiday Schedule


Eligible Whittier College employees are provided with paid holidays which can be a combination of observed holidays, winter recess days, and/or personal days.

In order to qualify for holiday pay, an eligible employee must work the employee's regular schedule on the day immediately before and after the holiday. Only excused absences, such as approved vacation days, will be considered exceptions. Holiday pay will only be paid for hours and days an employee is normally scheduled to work.

A Personal Day may be issued in some fiscal years as one of the year's approved observed holidays but is not a guaranteed or standard yearly holiday. In years in which a Personal Day is observed, the Personal Day to be taken must be agreed upon between the employee and their supervisor in advance. To be eligible for use of the Personal Day, eligible employees must have completed the first 180 days of their probationary period.
For additional information and details on the use of Holiday Pay and/or Personal Days, please refer to the Employee Handbook.

2024-2025 Paid Holidays

Holiday Date Day of Week
Independence Day 7/4/24 Thursday
Labor Day 9/2/24 Monday
Indigenous People Day 10/14/24 Monday
Fall Break 11/25 - 11/26/24 Monday - Tuesday
Day Before Thanksgiving 11/27/24 Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day 11/28/24 Thursday
Day After Thanksgiving 11/29/24 Friday
Winter Recess Begins 12/23/24 Monday
Christmas Eve Day 12/24/24 Tuesday
Christmas Day 12/25/24 Wednesday
Winter Recess Break (continued) 12/26 - 12/31/24 Thursday - Tuesday
New Year's Day 1/1/25 Wednesday
Winter Recess Break (continued) 1/2 -1/3/25 Thursday - Friday
MLK Jr. Day 1/20/25 Monday
Cesar Chavez Day 3/31/25 Monday
Memorial Day 5/26/25 Monday
Juneteenth 6/19/25 Thursday