Holidays and Holiday Schedule

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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 in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual.

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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