Winter Break Closure 2022-2023

App State’s winter break closure will begin Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, and campus will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.  This year's closure includes two weekdays that are not covered by state holidays — Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30 — and require staff to apply personal leave.  As in previous years, in lieu of applying accrued personal leave for these days and with supervisor approval, employees may: 

  1. Participate in professional development

  2. Utilize Community Service Leave.

  3. Work remotely, if applicable.

Professional Development

LinkedIn Learning is now available to all App State faculty and staff at no cost — it includes thousands of high-quality professional development courses and videos that cover a wide variety of topics. 

  1. Activate your account (Free, on-demand, remote access to all faculty and staff members).

  2. We have already researched strategic keywords to get you started, including leadership, Google Apps, organization and more  — see our Winter Break Keyword Search handout (PDF) for details. 

  3. Or, create your own plan with your supervisor. Note: The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that agreed-upon work is completed.

For questions about getting started with LinkedIn Learning, contact Emory Maiden, or see our Knowledge Base articles for more information.

Community Service

Each year, App State employees receive 24 hours of Community Service Leave. The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership maintains a list of community partners with volunteer opportunities at which employees can use community service leave. 

Remote Work

Employees may work remotely if productive work is available to perform remotely and with supervisor approval. 

Note: Remote work on these days does not require approval beyond the immediate supervisor; however, the supervisor is responsible for ensuring that agreed-upon work is completed.


For questions about the winter break closure and leave options, contact the Office of Human Resources at or 828-262-3187.

Please also remember to follow the energy-saving guidelines published by Facilities Operations before leaving campus for the winter break.

Published: Nov 17, 2022 10:38am