University schedule for the 2023 winter closedown

To help faculty and staff plan their time off and work schedules throughout the year, Wichita State shares the winter closedown period schedule that has been approved for this year.

The closedown will commence at the end of the day on Dec. 18, 2023, and WSU will reopen the morning of Jan. 2, 2024. The closedown is 10 days, two of which are paid holidays and four are paid days so you will not be required to use accrued leave for those six days. 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 (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)

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.

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

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