Reminder: Juneteenth is an official university holiday starting in 2024

Wichita State University’s campus will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19.

Eligible employees will have the paid holiday off, and the day will automatically be filled out in eligible employees’ timesheets/leave reports.

President Biden initially recognized Juneteenth as a federal holiday in 2021, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced in 2023 that Juneteenth would be a state holiday.