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Holiday Closure Schedule

2022-2023 Schedule

The schedule below summarizes days during which the University will be closed due to recognized holidays and “Winter Break.” The University may not close for the same number of days in the future and employees should plan according to the schedule provided in future years.This summary also establishes when eligible employees will receive “holiday premium pay,” and identifies days when eligible employees may be entitled to a paid day off during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  As always, please contact Human Resources if you are unsure of your eligibility and application of benefits.

  • Independence Day (observed)

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Holiday

    University Offices Closed:

    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (2-hr early release)
    • Thursday, November 24, 2022
    • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Winter Break*

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday, December 19, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • Thursday, December 22, 2022
    • Friday, December 23, 2022
    • Saturday, December 24, 2022
    • Sunday, December 25, 2022
    • Monday, December 26, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 28, 2022
    • Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • Friday, December 30, 2022
    • Saturday, December 31, 2022
    • Sunday January 1, 2023
  • MLK Day

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Memorial Day

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday, May 30, 2022
    • Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Juneteenth

    University Offices Closed:

    • Monday June 20, 2022
    • Monday June 19, 2023
  • Veterans Day

    Veterans receive observed holiday off with pay (14 days advance request and proof of service required).

  • Personal Preference Hours
    • Non-Exempt Staff – 2 days
    • Exempt Staff – 1 day

    Note: The deadline for use of Personal Preference time is the end of the last pay period in the fiscal year. Personal Preference time cannot be carried over to the next fiscal year.

Eligible staff who are normally scheduled to work on the date of closure will be paid based on their usual scheduled hours for the days above. For employees on varied schedules, the amount of holiday pay will be based on their regularly scheduled hours/days.

If the date of the holiday is not a regularly scheduled workday, the affected employee will be granted additional Personal Preference hours that must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year. To initiate this, the employee should coordinate with his/her supervisor who will work with HR/Payroll to request the addition of Personal Preference hours. As with all Personal Preference time, hours must be used before the end of the fiscal year. 

*Days eligible for holiday premium pay

Non-exempt staff receive time + one-half for working the following days: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (two days), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day.

Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change from year to year. This document is not a contract and should not be construed to extend any guarantees of future employment and/or benefits. See the Holiday Policy for more information.

Willamette University

Human Resources

University Services Building
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax