University schedule for the 2023 winter closedown

It has come to WSU’s attention that the winter closedown schedule overlaps with the beginning of spring 2024 pre-session classes by one day, Jan. 2, 2024. The decision has been made to shift the winter closedown dates to begin and end a day earlier. This means the winter closedown will commence at the end of the day on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, and reopen on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2024. The closedown is ten (10) days, two of which are paid holidays. Classes will not be in session during this period.

Employees who would normally be scheduled to work the days may use accumulated vacation leave or their 2023 discretionary day* during the winter closedown. Non-exempt employees can also use accumulated compensatory time off during the winter closedown.

If your role requires you to work during the winter closedown it must be approved in advance by your immediate supervisor. For those that are required to work during the winter closedown, we appreciate your dedication and service to the university.

Schedule of winter closedown:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023
  • Friday, Dec. 22, 2023
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 (Paid Holiday)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023
  • Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023
  • Friday, Dec. 29, 2023
  • Monday Jan. 1, 2024 (Paid Holiday)

An employee must be in pay status the entire workday before and the entire workday after state holidays to receive holiday pay. The official state holidays are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

*The discretionary day for 2023 must be used on or before Dec. 23, 2023.