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 DayFri., December 31, 2021Mon., January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMon., January 17, 2022Mon., January 16, 2023
Memorial DayMon., May 30, 2022Mon., May 29, 2023
Independence DayMon., July 4, 2022Tues., July 4, 2023
Labor DayMon., September 5, 2022Mon., September 4, 2023
Veterans DayFri., November 11, 2022Fri., November 10, 2023
ThanksgivingThurs., November 24, 2022
Fri., November 25, 2022
Thurs., November 23, 2023
Fri., November 24, 2023
ChristmasMon., December 26, 2022Mon., December 25, 2023
Discretionary Day

May be used between Sun.,Dec. 26, 2021

and Sat.,Dec. 24, 2022.  

May be used between Sun., December 25, 2022

and Sat., December 23, 2023.

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.