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UC San Diego provides paid time off for holidays for eligible employees.

The university provides 13 paid holidays a year, listed below. To find the dates that they will be observed this year, see the payroll calendar. A holiday that falls on Saturday is typically observed on the preceding Friday; a holiday that falls on Sunday is typically observed on the following Monday.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday in January
  • Presidents' Day, observed on the third Monday in February
  • César Chávez Day: observed on the last Friday in March
  • Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Winter Break (2 days)
  • New Year's Eve (or equivalent)

Download the calendar

If you use Outlook, you can download the 2016-2017 calendar .ics file and add these holidays to your calendar:

  1. Download this calendar .ics file file to your computer.
  2. Go to Outlook and click on the File tab -> Open -> Import.
  3. Highlight Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar (.vcs) file and click Next.
  4. Browse to the file you just saved.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Open as New to create a separate holidays calendar or Import to import the holidays into your existing calendar.
Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/paidholidays
Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.