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Drexel University 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 1, 2016 New Year's Day
January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 30, 2016 Memorial Day
July 4, 2016 Independence Day
September 5, 2016 Labor Day
October 10, 2016 Columbus Day
November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2016 Day after Thanksgiving
December 26, 2016 Day after Christmas
January 2, 2017 Day after 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.