Holidays and Vacation


The University of Windsor recognizes the following statutory holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

The University also provides the following additional days as paid holidays:

  • Family Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year's Eve
  • Friday of February Reading Week

For an up-to-date University of Windsor holiday schedule, visit the University Observed Holidays page on the Human Resources website.


An appointee's vacation entitlement is stipulated in his or her letter of appointment. 

If an appointee has been provided with paid vacation, the number of weeks and/or days will be stipulated. For the purposes of vacation entitlement, the term "week" refers to five working days. Therefore, if an appointee has been provided with two weeks paid vacation, he or she is entitled to take ten working days off at his or her regular rate of pay. 

If an appointee has been provided with 4% vacation pay, he or she is not entitled to additional paid vacation days. Any days taken off as vacation will be without pay.

All appointees must schedule their vacation in advance and in consultation with their supervisor.