2022-2023 Academic Break/Winter Recess

Schedule & Holidays

In accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents academic calendar and State of Kansas holidays, the University annually establishes a schedule for the academic break, Winter Recess, and holidays as outlined below.

Fall semester final examinations conclude on Friday, Dec.16 and spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Academic Calendar:

  • Last day of classes – Thursday, Dec. 8
  • Finals Week – Monday, Dec. 12 to Friday, Dec. 16

Academic Break Dates:

  • Saturday, Dec. 17, through Monday, Jan. 16.

Winter Recess - Campus Closed:

  • Monday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 31.

State of Kansas Designated Holidays:

  • Christmas — Dec. 26
  • New Year's Day — Jan. 2*
  • Martin Luther King Day — Jan. 16*

*Assumed holiday. At this time, the State of Kansas 2023 holiday memo has not been received. Check the HRM website for updates.

Discretionary holiday for eligible employees:

  • The 2022 discretionary holiday may be used through Dec. 24, 2022.

    • The 2023 discretionary holiday may be used starting Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022.