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Vacation and Holiday Benefits

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Learn more about vacation and holidays.

Is it time to get away and recharge your batteries? Do you need to know the university’s holiday schedule? This section is for staff who are eligible for vacation time and paid holidays.

Please review DePaul’s vacation policy and paid holidays policy. Additionally, take a look at this Newsline article with tips to help you maximize your vacation time.

Vacation Time

  • Full-time non-exempt staff employees: ten (10) days of paid vacation per calendar year for the first three (3)years of cumulative full-time service; after three (3) years of cumulative full-time service, fifteen (15) days of paid vacation; and after ten (10) years, twenty (20) days of paid vacation.
  • Full-time exempt staff employees: fifteen (15) days of paid vacation per year for the first ten (10) years of cumulative full-time service and after ten (10) years of cumulative full-time service, twenty (20) days of vacation. Librarians are eligible for twenty (20) days of vacation beginning with their first year of full-time service.
  • For faculty time-off, see the Faculty Handbook.


University full-time staff observes the following paid holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Break (Thursday and Friday)
  • Saint Vincent DePaul Day
  • Christmas/New Year’s Break (week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Two Floating Holidays

DePaul University values religious diversity among its faculty and staff. Out of respect for the many religious holidays of different faiths that take place while the university is in session, the university will make appropriate accommodations within the parameters of its time-off policies to allow faculty, staff and students to live and fully express their faith commitments.

For faculty time-off, see the Academic Calendar.