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Holidays, Vacations, Sick Days and Winter Break

An important part of Drexel's benefits package is paid time off through holiday, vacation, sick days and Winter Break.


Drexel University observes nine paid holidays and two floating personal holidays each year. Floating personal holidays are accrued on a fiscal year basis. The dates of the floating personal holidays are selected by employees and can be taken on any normal work day as long as the leave is approved by the employee's supervisor. The nine holidays on Drexel's holiday calendar are as follows:

Date Holiday
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day
July 4, 2017 Independence Day
September 4, 2017 Labor Day
October 9, 2017 Columbus Day
November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2017 Day after Thanksgiving (Friday)
December 25, 2017 Christmas Day
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day

For more information, please read our Holiday policy.

Vacation Leave

All non-faculty employees receive vacation time based on their employee status, the number of hours they work in a week, and years of service. For a full break down of how much vacation time you earn and how to take that vacation time, please read our Vacation Leave policy.

Sick Days

Drexel University is committed to the health of our work force, which is why we offer all non-faculty employees paid time off in case of a personal illness or injury, the illness or injury of a family member, or for attending health care appointments. Exempt employees accrue one sick day per month, while non-exempt employees accrue sick leave based on their paid hours of work in a given pay period. Sick time is also used in the case of bereavement.

For more information, including details on how sick leave is accrued and the proper call-out procedures, please read our Sick Leave policy.

Winter Break

Complete information can be found in the Winter Break Policy.