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


New Year's Day

Jan. 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Day*

Jan. 20, 2014

President's Day*

Feb. 17, 2014

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Labor Day

Sept. 1, 2014

Indigenous Peoples' Day (Minneapolis) / Columbus Day*

Oct. 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 27, 2014

Day after Thanksgiving*

Nov. 28, 2014

Christmas Day

Dec. 25, 2014

Day after Christmas*

Dec. 26, 2014

*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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