Paydays and holidays

VCU observes a semi-monthly payday for all employees. Payday falls on the 1st for the previous 10th-24th pay period. Payday falls on the 16th for previous 25th-9th pay period. If a payday falls on a weekend or Monday holiday, payday will be the preceding Friday (except for the new July 1 fiscal year or when a state-mandated and end-of-quarter payday falls on another day). 

Current and future paydays and holidays

2023 paydays and holidays

Plan ahead and mark these dates on your calendar for when the university closes to observe holidays. 12-month faculty, classified staff and university and academic professionals observe the holiday schedule below. Nine-month faculty observe the same holidays as students; they do not accrue holiday time. VCU’s holiday schedule includes any additional holiday time granted by the Governor.


Previous paydays and holidays