Holidays and Closures

NIU will be closed for the following holidays and administrative closures. Some employees are required to work on these dates.

You can now also download these dates to your Outlook calendar.

Occasion Day of Week Date
New Year's Day (Holiday) Friday January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Monday January 18, 2021
Administrative Closure Thursday February 11, 2021
Administrative Closure Friday March 12, 2021
Memorial Day (Holiday) Monday May 31, 2021
Independence Day (Holiday) Monday July 5, 2021
Labor Day (Holiday) Monday September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Thursday November 25, 2021
Floating Holiday Friday November 26, 2021
Administrative Closure Thursday December 23, 2021
Floating Holiday Friday December 24, 2021
December 25 (Holiday) Saturday December 25, 2021
December 25 (Holiday Observed) Monday December 27, 2021
Administrative Closure Tuesday December 28, 2021
Administrative Closure Wednesday December 29, 2021
Administrative Closure Thursday December 30, 2021
Floating Holiday Friday December 31, 2021
New Year's Day (Holiday) Saturday January 1, 2022
New Year’s Day (Holiday Observed) Monday January 3, 2022
Occasion Day of Week Date
New Year's Day (Holiday) Saturday January 1, 2022
New Year's Day (Holiday Observed) Monday January 3, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Monday January 17, 2022
Memorial Day (Holiday) Monday May 30, 2022
Juneteenth (Holiday) Sunday June 19, 2022
Juneteenth (Holiday Observed) Monday June 20, 2022
Independence Day (Holiday) Monday July 4, 2022
Labor Day (Holiday) Monday September 5, 2022
Election Day (General Election Year) Tuesday November 8, 2022
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Thursday November 24, 2022
Floating Holiday Friday November 25, 2022
Administrative Closure Thursday December 22, 2022
Administrative Closure Friday December 23, 2022
December 25 (Holiday) Sunday December 25, 2022
December 25 (Holiday Observed) Monday December 26, 2022
Floating Holiday Tuesday December 27, 2022
Administrative Closure Wednesday December 28, 2022
Administrative Closure Thursday December 29, 2022
Administrative Closure Friday December 30, 2022
New Year's Day (Holiday) Sunday January 1, 2023
New Year's Day (Holiday Observed) Monday January 2, 2023

Holiday and Closure Pay

If you're an hourly employee in a position not covered by a collective bargaining agreement and are required to work on a holiday, you'll be paid at your regular rate plus one-and-one-half times the regular rate. Alternatively, if agreed to by your supervisor, you can receive compensatory time off at the rate of time-and-one-half plus holiday pay. If you're an employee covered by a prevailing rate, you'll be compensated in accordance with your local area agreement. If you are an hourly employee in a position not covered by a collective bargaining agreement and you are required to work on an Administrative Closure Day you will be given time off on an hour-for-hour basis, or receive additional straight-time pay at the option of the department.

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Human Resource Services
Human Resources/Document Services Building
1515 West Lincoln Highway
P: 815-753-6000
F: 815-753-2335
humanresources@niu.edu

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