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Vacation and Holiday Benefits

​​​​​​​DePaul University offers eligible employees generous paid time off through vacation time and paid holidays. For details, review DePaul’s Vacation policy and Paid Holidays and Absences policy

Eligible employees can view absence balances and request absences by logging  on to​ and clicking the ​"Time and Absences" tile. 

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, consult the Academic Affairs website​.


University full-time staff employees observe the following paid holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth 
  • 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.

Academic Calendar

Employees usually take time off when school is out of session. Click here for the academic calendar.