Northwestern to extend Fourth of July holiday for summer classes running longer than three weeks


Daily file photo by Kelsey Carroll.

The Weber Arch. For this year only, some summer classes will enjoy an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Maia Pandey, Assistant Campus Editor

Classes running longer than three weeks this summer will break for an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, Provost Kathleen Hagerty announced in a Thursday email.

The extended weekend will be two days longer than in past years, running from July 1 to 5, Hagerty wrote. Some Northwestern buildings will remain open but Norris University Center and the library will be closed, she added.

Two- and three-week classes running during this time will not have the extended weekend, Hagerty wrote, but faculty and staff required to work on July 1 and 5 may take two extra days off at any point before August 31, 2022 as compensation.

Instructors teaching courses longer than three weeks can cancel or reschedule class on July 1 and 5, or continue to meet as scheduled, Hagerty added. However, any rescheduled sessions will not take place beyond the published start and end dates of the class.

“Our hope is that the extended holiday weekend, or additional floating holidays, will allow our faculty and staff some additional time to relax and plan for the year ahead,” Hagerty wrote in the email.

The extended weekend will only be in place this year, Hagerty wrote. In another email to faculty and staff Thursday, the University shared plans to return to in-person instruction in the fall and to announce any fall vaccination requirements by early May.

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