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2018 University Holidays

With the endorsement of the University Council, Acting President Lisa Freeman has approved the following holiday schedule for 2018:

New Year’s Day (Holiday) Monday January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Monday January 15, 2018
Memorial Day (Holiday) Monday May 28, 2018
Independence Day (Holiday) Wednesday July 4, 2018
Labor Day (Holiday) Monday September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Thursday November 22, 2018
Floating Holiday Friday November 23, 2018
Floating Holiday Monday December 24, 2018
December 25 (Holiday) Tuesday December 25, 2018
Floating Holiday Wednesday December 26, 2018
Floating Holiday Thursday December 27, 2018
Administrative Closure Friday December 28, 2018
Administrative Closure Monday December 31, 2018
New Year's Day (Holiday) Tuesday January 1, 2019

Hourly employees in positions not covered by collective bargaining agreements will be paid at the regular rate of pay plus 1-1/2 times the regular rate of pay for all hours required to work on any of the above named holidays or, if mutually agreed to with supervisor, by compensatory time off at the rate of time-and-one-half plus holiday pay. Employees covered by prevailing rates will be compensated in accordance with local area agreements. Employees required to work on December 28 and 31 (administrative closure days) will be given time off on an hour-for-hour basis to be used by June 30, 2018, or receive additional straight-time pay at the option of the department.

Per Campus Parking Services, parking enforcement for the 2017/2018 holiday period will be as follows:

December 11 –  21, 2017: All parking regulations will be enforced.

December 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018:  NIU parking permits are not required on campus.  Exception: NIU reserved space permits are required in the appropriate reserved parking space, even when the University is closed. Please display your reserved parking permit in your reserved space during the closure.  Parking regulations that will be enforced during the holiday closure period include the following:  reserved parking, no parking zones (including fire lanes), handicapped spaces, and parking lots that are enforced at all times. Parking lots that are enforced at all times are identified on the parking map as having a black square around the parking lot number (i.e.: Lot 18 at Neptune Hall).

January 2, 2018: All parking regulations will be enforced.

If you have any questions about parking during the holiday closure, please contact Campus Parking at 815-753-1045 or parking@niu.edu.

NOTE:  The visitor’s lot will be open at no charge from December 22, 2017, through January 1, 2018. Payment will be required again on January 2, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this holiday schedule, please contact Human Resource Services at 815-753-6000.