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. 

Holiday Schedule

The table below provides the holiday schedule for the calendar years listed below.

New Year's DayMon., January 2, 2023Mon., January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMon., January 16, 2023Mon., January 15, 2024
Memorial DayMon., May 29, 2023Mon., May 27, 2024


 Wed., June 19, 2024
Independence DayTues., July 4, 2023Thurs., July 4, 2024
Labor DayMon., September 4, 2023Mon., September 2, 2024
Veterans DayFri., November 10, 2023Mon., November 11, 2024
ThanksgivingThurs., November 23, 2023 and
Fri., November 24, 2023
Thurs., November 28, 2024 and
Fri., November 29, 2024
ChristmasMon., December 25, 2023Wed, December 25, 2024
Discretionary Day

May be used between Sun., December 25, 2022 through Sat., December 23, 2023.

May be used between Sun., December 24, 2023 through Sat., December 21, 2024.

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.