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.

Holiday Schedule 2016 Dates
New Year's Day Friday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day* Monday, January 18
President's Day* Monday, February 15
Memorial Day Monday, May 30
Independence Day Monday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5
Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day* Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25
Christmas Eve (observed) Friday, December 23
Christmas Day (observed) Monday, December 26


*indicates regular business day for Northwestern Health Clinic Bloomington

Any benefits-eligible employee that is required to work on a University designed holiday will receive a floating holiday equal to the number of hours worked. Floating holiday are required to be used by the end of the fiscal year in which they were earned (August 31).



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