Stanford University Winter Closure

Winter Closure 2018

The 2018 winter close will be from Monday, December 24, 2018, through Friday, January 4, 2019, with the following dates designated as University holidays:

Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019. Except where operations must continue, all areas of the University are asked to close during this two-week period.

This year, for areas that close for the entire period of December 24, 2018, through January 4, 2019, the University will provide three (3) additional days off with pay. The additional days off with pay may be taken on any normal workday during the close period that is not an employee’s regularly scheduled day off or a designated University holiday. For the other regular workdays during close period that are not designated by the University as holidays or a paid day off, employees may use accrued vacation time, any available PTO, approved time off without pay, or any combination thereof.

The holiday period paid days off are only for use during the winter closure. Employees in departments that do not close for the entire period will not receive the additional University-provided three paid days off.

For more information regarding Stanford University Paid Holidays please visit this schedule.