Holidays normally observed by Kalamazoo College include the following:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and day after
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve Day

Specific holidays and dates are posted annually. Additional paid break days may from time to time be designated by the president. 

Benefit eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 1,040 hours per year are eligible for paid holidays that fall on their regularly scheduled work days. Employees not normally scheduled to work during the week in which a holiday falls are not eligible for pay for that holiday. For example, an employee with an 11-month appointment who is not scheduled to work during July does not receive pay for the 4th of July holiday. 

To qualify for holiday pay, an employee must either work or be eligible for paid time off for his/her last regularly scheduled work day prior to the holiday and the next regularly scheduled work day following the holiday. This policy applies to the regular work schedule of all staff employees who are eligible for holiday pay. Holidays that fall within a scheduled vacation do not count against vacation.