2019 University Holidays

With the endorsement of the University Council, President Lisa Freeman has approved the following holiday schedule for 2019:

New Year’s Day (Holiday) Tuesday January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Holiday) Monday January 21, 2019
Memorial Day (Holiday) Monday May 27, 2019
Independence Day (Holiday) Thursday July 4, 2019
Administrative Closure Friday July 5, 2019
Labor Day (Holiday) Monday September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Thursday November 28, 2019
Floating Holiday Friday November 29, 2019
Administrative Closure Monday December 23, 2019
Floating Holiday Tuesday December 24, 2019
December 25 (Holiday) Wednesday December 25, 2019
Floating Holiday Thursday December 26, 2019
Floating Holiday Friday December 27, 2019
Administrative Closure Monday December 30, 2019
Administrative Closure Tuesday December 31, 2019
New Year's Day (Holiday) Wednesday January 1, 2020

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 Administrative Closure days will be given time off on an hour-for-hour basis to be used by June 30, 2020, or receive additional straight-time pay at the option of the department.

Per Campus Parking Services, parking enforcement for the 2019/2020 holiday period will be as follows:

December 11 – 21, 2019:  All parking regulations will be enforced.

December 22, 2019 - January 1, 2020:  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, 2020:  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, 2019, through January 1, 2020.  Payment will be required again on January 2, 2020.  

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