2017 - Holidays/Floating Holidays/Day Off Listing  

Below are the holidays /floating holidays and "days off" officially observed by the College in calendar year of 2017. If there are questions regarding this schedule please contact the Human Resources Department at ext. 1105.

Holidays/Floating Holidays/Days off Listing (.pdf)

New Year’s Day

New Year's Day Observed



January 1, 2017

January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Day


January 16, 2017

Good Friday


April 14, 2016

Memorial Day


May 29, 2017

Independence Day


July 4, 2017

Labor Day


September 4, 2017

Columbus Day


October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving**



November 23, 2017

November 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Day

Christmas Eve Observed

Christmas Day




December 24, 2017

December 22, 2017

December 25, 2017

New Year’s Eve Day

New Year’s Eve Observed

New Year’s Day




December 31, 2017

December 29, 2017

January 1, 2018

Floating Holidays

Presidents’ Day


February 20, 2017

Patriots’ Day


April 17, 2017

Veterans’ Day 

Veterans’ Day Observed



November 11, 2017

November 10, 2017

**Day off

Employees who work on a floating holiday will receive another day off which must be used by the end of the fiscal year (June 30th). 

Holidays/floating holidays/days off are pro-rated for part-time employees (20 hours/week or more).

Please refer to the Holiday/Day Off policy for specifics.


Non-Exempt (Hourly) Employees: Eligible full-time employees accrue 2.69 hours of vacation/pay period, or the equivalent of 10 days per year (2 weeks).  Upon completion of the 4th year of employment, employees accrue 4.04 hours/pay period or the equivalent of 15 days per year (3 weeks).  Upon completion of 9 years of employment, employees accrue 5.39 hours/pay period or the equivalent of 20 days per year (4 weeks).  Employees must be regularly scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week to earn vacation.

Exempt (Salaried) Employees:  Eligible full-time (35 hours/week) employees accrue 5.39 hours of vacation/pay period or the equivalent of 20 days per year ( 4 weeks).  Vacation accrual is prorated for part-time employees.  Employees must be regularly scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours/week to earn vacation.

Maximum vacation accrual for all employees is 1-1/2 times the annual accrual.  Academic year employees do not accrue vacation during the months they are not scheduled to work.

Sick Leave:

Sick time accrues at the rate of 4.04 hours/pay period employees who are scheduled to work 35 hours per week.  The maximum accrual is 127 days.  Sick time is pro-rated for part-time employees and is applied in accordance with Massachusetts Sick time law. Sick time may be used for personal illness, the illness of a spouse, parent, child, sibling, spouse-in-law or any individual to whom the employee serves as legal guardian or primary care giver, or for any reason allowable under law. or to care for an ill parent, spouse or dependent. Click here to view full policy.

Bereavement Leave:

3 days for an immediate family member, 1 day for an extended family member.  Two additional days may be granted to attend and out-of-state funeral for an immediate family member.

Parental Leave:

Upon the birth, adoption or placement of a child, an eligible employee is entitled to up to 8 weeks of leave.  The 8 weeks will be considered paid parental leave and the employee will receive regular pay.  Employees may request to take an additional leave beyond 8 weeks as an entitlement under the Family and Medical Leave Act or as granted by Stonehill, the additional leave will be unpaid or paid with accrued vacation time (if accrued time is available it must be used).  Sick leave may be used if deemed medically necessary.

Jury Duty:

Stonehill College will compensate the first three (3) days of full service for employees who have jury duty. 

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Please see the policy for more details.

Military Leave:

Please see policy for details.