Holidays for Northwestern University staff will be observed according to the following calendar:
|New Year's Day||Mon, Jan 3, 2011||Mon, Jan 2, 2012||Tue, Jan 1, 2013||Wed, Jan 1, 2014|
King, Jr. Day
|*||*||Mon, Jan 21, 2013||Mon, Jan 20, 2014|
|Memorial Day||Mon, May 30, 2011||Mon, May 28, 2012||Mon, May 27, 2013||Mon, May 26, 2014|
|Independence Day||Mon, July 4, 2011||Wed, July 4, 2012||Thu, July 4, 2013||Fri, July 4, 2014|
|Labor Day||Mon, Sept 5, 2011||Mon, Sept 3, 2012||Mon, Sept 2, 2013||Mon, Sept 1, 2014|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thu, Nov 24, 2011||Thu, Nov 22, 2012||Thu, Nov 28, 2013||Thu, Nov 27, 2014|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Fri, Nov 25, 2011||Fri, Nov 23, 2012||Fri, Nov 29, 2013||Fri, Nov 28, 2014|
|Christmas Eve||Fri, Dec 23, 2011||Mon, Dec 24, 2012||Tue, Dec 24, 2013||Wed, Dec 24, 2014|
||Mon, Dec 26, 2011||Tue, Dec 25, 2012||Wed, Dec 25, 2013||Thu, Dec 25, 2014|
|New Year's Eve||Fri, Dec 30, 2011||Mon, Dec 31, 2012||Tue, Dec 31, 2013||Wed, Dec 31, 2014|
* Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was not a paid University holiday prior to 2013.
Holidays specified in union contracts are observed according to those contracts, even if different from this calendar. Holidays for the NU-Q campus may differ from these dates.
To be paid for a university scheduled holiday, exempt and nonexempt employees must be in paid status for at least 50 percent of the pay period in which the holiday falls, excluding the scheduled holiday itself. Part time employees must work 17.5 hours per week to qualify. Holiday pay is based on the biweekly scheduled hours divided by ten. For example, a part time employee scheduled to work 60 hours in a biweekly pay period is eligible for six paid holiday hours. Temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay as well as part time employees working less than 17.5 hours per week.