Holiday Hours

The Dole Institute will be intermittently closed during the holiday season to commemorate major holidays and provide staff at the Dole Institute and the University of Kansas time-off with their families. Please review our revised holiday hours below, and note the times in which staff will not be monitoring our departmental phones and emails. For more information on other holiday closures at the University of Kansas, please click the link below.

December 10-23, 2023

The Dole Institute will maintain its normal operating hours and Museum & Gallery hours from December 10-14 and 16-23. This includes regular Museum & Gallery closures on Mondays.

On Friday, December 15, 2023, the Dole Institute will be closed for staff development. Staff will not be available to monitor departmental emails and phones during this time.

December 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024

The Dole Institute will be closed from December 24, 2023, through January 1, 2024, along with the University of Kansas. Staff will not be monitoring departmental emails or phones during this time.

We’ll return to our regular operating and Museum & Gallery hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Plan Your Visit

Located at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is home to a vibrant space that provides opportunities for civil discourse and civic participation through our public programming, museum, and archival collections.

Start planning your trip to the Institute and learn more about our Museum & Galleries by clicking the link below.

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