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The University of Kansas provides paid holidays to employees to help balance work and family responsibilities.


University Support Staff (USS), Unclassified Professional Staff (UPS), and fiscal year faculty and academic staff are eligible for paid holidays. Academic year faculty/academic staff, temporary employees (including students), and part-time employees who work irregular schedules are not eligible for paid holidays. 

2016 Holiday Schedule

The table below provides the holiday schedule for the 2016 and 2017 calendar year. You can also download the 2017 Desk Calendar (pdf) to print and use as a desk reference.

New Year's Day
Mon., Jan 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Memorial Day
Mon., May 29, 2017
Independence Day
Tues., July 4, 2017
Labor Day
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Thurs., Nov. 23, 2017
Fri., Nov 24, 2017
Mon., Dec 25, 2017
May be used starting Jan. 01, 2017 through Dec. 30, 2017

Additional Information

  • When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed on either Friday or Monday, respectively.
  • In certain circumstances, staff and fiscal year faculty/academic staff may be required to work on a holiday due to the needs of the department.
  • To learn more about eligibility, compensation, and time reporting guidelines, please refer to the Holiday Policy.

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