University of Wisconsin–Madison

Paid Leave

Legal Holidays

UW–Madison Personal and Legal Holidays policy

2019 Observance Date Legal Holiday Annual Observance Date
Tuesday, January 1 New Year’s Day January 1
Monday, Jan 21 MLK Day Third Monday in January
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Thursday, Jul 4 Independence Day July 4
Monday, Sep 2 Labor Day First Monday in September
Thursday, Nov 28 Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November
Tuesday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve December 24
Wednesday, Dec 25 Christmas December 25
Tuesday, Dec 31 New Year’s Eve December 31

For eligible employees, no floating holidays are occurring in calendar year 2019 unless an employee is required to work on a legal holiday or if the legal holiday is on an employee’s regularly scheduled day off.