Holidays and Holiday Schedule

Northwestern provides paid time off to all regular full time and regular part time employees (budgeted for 20 or more hours a week) for 11 fixed holidays each calendar year.

Northwestern’s Holiday Policy is available under ‘Policies and Procedures’ at HRconnection.


Holiday Schedule 2014 Dates
New Year's Day January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Day* January 20, 2014
President's Day* February 17, 2014
Memorial Day May 26, 2014
Independence Day July 4, 2014
Labor Day September 1, 2014
Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day* October 13, 2014
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014
Day After Thanksgiving* November 28, 2014
Christmas Day December 25, 2014
Day After Christmas* December 26, 2014

 

Holiday Schedule 2015 Dates
New Year's Day January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King Day* January 19, 2015
President's Day* February 16, 2015
Memorial Day May 25, 2015
Independence Day July 3, 2015
Labor Day September 7, 2015
Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day* October 12, 2015
Thanksgiving Day November 26, 2015
Day After Thanksgiving* November 27, 2015
Christmas Eve* December 24, 2015
Christmas Day December 25, 2015

 

*Hourly, non-faculty employees, who work on or during any University holiday, any day designated by the University president as a paid day off or anytime the University president allows University departments to close early, will receive paid hours to be used at a later date (Floating Holiday) equal to the amount of hours worked during the holiday or other designated paid time off. These paid hours must be utilized within 90 days of the holiday or other approved paid time off.

 

 

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