Benefits-eligible staff will get Dec. 26-29 off without using accrued leave

Hello, Shocker family!

Even though it’s only October, I’m likely not the only one who is thinking ahead to the upcoming holiday season. Having a break to rest and refresh — as well as spend time with loved ones — is one of the many perks of working at Wichita State.

And on that note, I’m happy to announce that for this year’s winter break — in alignment with other Regents universities — benefits-eligible WSU employees will also be given Dec. 26-29 without having to use accrued leave time, in addition to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

The winter break will look like this:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 (accrued leave)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 (accrued leave)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 (accrued leave)
  • Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 (accrued leave)
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 (paid holiday)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023 (paid day)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 (paid day)
  • Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023 (paid day)
  • Friday, Dec. 29, 2023 (paid day)
  • Monday Jan. 1, 2024 (paid holiday)

Please refer to these frequently asked questions for more information on your leave days and what to do if you work during the winter break.

Thank you for all you do to make Shocker Nation what it is. Your efforts, enthusiasm and dedication are truly appreciated.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the semester and are looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxing winter break.

Go Shockers!
President Rick Muma