End of Year Holidays

End of Year Holidays and Floating Legal Holiday Deadlines

November 22, 2022

Please take note of the upcoming legal holidays in December 2022 and January 2023.

  • Saturday, December 24, 2022, is a floating legal holiday.
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022, is a legal holiday and UWM will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022.
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022, is a floating legal holiday.
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023, is a legal holiday and UWM will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023.

Floating Legal Holiday Deadlines

  • University Staff must use the December 24th and December 31st floating legal holidays by December 31, 2022.

    For University Staff, floating legal holidays must be used by the end of the calendar year in which they are earned. If a legal holiday is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the next calendar year.

  • Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees must use the December 24th and December 31st floating legal holidays by June 30, 2023.

    For Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees, floating legal holidays must be used by the end of the fiscal year in which it they are earned. If a legal holiday is not used, it is lost and cannot be carried over into the next fiscal year.


A floating legal holiday occurs when a legal holiday falls on a Saturday. An employee is granted eight hours of floating legal holiday (prorated, if part-time). When a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the legal holiday is observed, and the UW System is closed on the Monday following the legal holiday.

For more information about legal holidays, including eligibility to be paid for a legal holiday, please see UW System’s legal holidays webpage below.

Source: UW System Legal Holidays


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