Human Resources


Wesleyan’s holiday policy includes 13 paid holidays each calendar year. Each year, Human Resources posts a schedule of the designated paid holidays on the Human Resources website. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the holiday normally will be observed the preceding Friday; when it falls on Sunday, the holiday normally will be observed the following Monday. 


The designated holidays are: 

• New Year’s Day* 

• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

• Memorial Day 

• Independence Day 

• Labor Day 

• Thanksgiving 

• Day after Thanksgiving 

• Christmas Day* 

* The days immediately before or immediately after Christmas and New Year’s may also be designated. 

The rest of the 13 paid holidays are floating holidays that may be used to observe other religious or civic occasions, as well as for other purposes. Approval must be obtained in advance from an employee’s supervisor to schedule a floating holiday. Floating holidays not taken during the calendar year are forfeited. 

If a holiday falls on a day when an employee is not scheduled to work, the employee is not paid for the holiday. Example – an employee who is not scheduled to work during the summer months will not receive pay for the July 4th holiday. 

Employees Hired Within the Year: 

Floating holidays will be pro-rated based upon the employee’s date of hire. The number of floating holidays the new hire is eligible for is displayed below:



January through April 

3 days 

May through August 

2 days 

September through December 1st 

1 day