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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. 

Holiday Schedule

The table below provides the holiday schedule for the calendar years listed below. You can also download the 2018 Desk Calendar (pdf) or the 2019 Desk Calendar (pdf) to print and use as a desk reference.

2018 2019
New Year's Day
Mon., Jan 1, 2018 Tues., Jan 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mon., Jan 15, 2018 Mon., Jan 21, 2019
Memorial Day
Mon., May 28, 2018 Mon., May 27, 2019
Independence Day
Wed., July 4, 2018 Thurs., July 4, 2019
Labor Day
Mon., Sept 3, 2018 Mon., Sept 2, 2019
Mon., Nov 12, 2018 Mon., Nov 11, 2019
Thurs., Nov 22, 2018 Thurs., Nov 28, 2019
Fri., Nov 23, 2018 Fri., Nov 29, 2019
National Day of Mourning for former President Bush Wed., Dec 5, 2018  
Mon., Dec 24, 2018 Wed., Dec 25, 2019
Tues., Dec 25, 2018  
May be used starting Dec. 31, 2017 through Dec. 29, 2018 May be used starting Dec. 30, 2018 through Dec. 28, 2019

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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