Holidays Observed

Regular full-time and part-time employees on a prorated basis are eligible for holiday pay. The university recognizes the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Spring Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day*
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (2 days)
  • Winter Break (Christmas Eve Day through New Year’s Day)

*If this holiday falls (only) on a Saturday, Friday is observed; if it falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed.

Holidays may vary for some departments so employees should check with supervisors.


See the Academic Calendar for more information

NMSU Policy Reference: ARP 8.56 – Paid Holiday Leave


This is a summary description of benefits available to eligible New Mexico State University employees. This information does not set a contractual commitment of benefits.NMSU reserves the right to interpret, change, modify, amend, or rescind these guidelines in whole or in part at any time without the consent of employees. If you have questions concerning benefits, please contact the Benefit Services department.

Contact Benefit Services: Benefits is a division of HR Services located at Hadley Hall, Room 17 | MSC 3HRS Ph: 575.646.8000 | Email: