2023 Holidays and Season Days

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The university observes seven holidays each calendar year: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Eligible employees receive time off for Season Days, the four days between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Here are the upcoming holidays and season days for the remaining 2023 calendar year. Please use this information to plan work and vacation schedules.

2023 Holidays and Season Days


  • July 4, 2023; Independence Day, Tuesday


  • September 4, 2023; Labor Day, Monday


  • November 23, 2023; Thanksgiving Day, Thursday
  • November 24, 2023; Friday


  • December 25, 2023; Christmas Day, Monday
  • December 26, 2023; Season Day, Tuesday
  • December 27 2023, Season Day, Wednesday
  • December 28, 2023, Season Day, Thursday
  • December 29, 2023, Season Day, Friday
  • January 1, 2024, New Year’s Day, Monday


Michigan Medicine employees (excluding Medical School) receive holidays but not season days. Employees in bargaining units observe holidays and season days as indicated in their collective bargaining agreements. Temporary employees are not eligible for season day or holiday pay. 

Read more about university holidays and season days.

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