University Holidays

Western University of Health Sciences observes the following days as paid holidays:

Labor Day

Indigenous People’s Day

Veterans’ Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day


The current policy is for the University to be closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. This policy is always subject to change depending on the needs of the University. Holiday schedules may also vary in certain Colleges/Departments that remain open during the holidays.