Take Vacation and Time Off

Vacation and Time Away

Columbia provides holidays off for all employees. Full-time employees and certain part-time employees have additional vacation time, personal days off, and qualified absences. You account for time away based on your role and union arrangements at Columbia.  

Managing Your Time Off

You account for any absence based on your role and union arrangements at Columbia and make requests for time off to your supervisor. Learn more

Types of Time Off

Holidays: See the University Holidays Calendar for all campuses. 

Personal Days: You may use personal days to observe religious holidays or for any other purpose. Personal days accrue based on your role. Learn more

Paid Vacation: Vacation allowance for full-time and most part-time employees. Vacation days accrue based on your role. Learn more 

Other: Sick time, jury duty, bereavement (marriage and birth/adoption for certain union employees). These days do not accrue. Learn more